September 4, 2018
Coimbatore : A total of 1,000 saplings were planted at various locations on the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) premises here as part of “One Student One Tree” programme.
The programme was organized by Dean (Agriculture) Dr S Mahimaraja in association with Dean (Horticulture) Jawaharlal for the first year students of all the undergraduate degree program in the university campus last evening.
It was aimed to plant one tree by each student during their first year and there after to be taken care of by them till the completion of their degree programme.
The students will be given appreciation certificates affixed with pictures of the tree and the student at the end of their degree programme, a TNAU release said today.
TNAU vice-Chancellor, Dr K Ramasamy emphasized the values of trees in terms of its economic value and usefulness to human being and planted a sapling.
The important and indigenous tree species planted were Mimusops elengi, Thespesia populnea, Azadiracta indica, Sweitenia mahogany, Sweitenia macrophylla, Derris indica, Terminalia catappa, Anthocephalus cadamba, Holoptelia integrifolia, Sterculia foetida, Syzygium cuminii, Ficus racemosa, it said.
The trees were selected based on the location and space available and their growth habits like evergreen bushy, large deciduous, medium-sized evergreen, wide spreading evergreen and spreading crown.
This program would improve greenery and micro-climate of the campus and thereby incorporate the importance of trees in the minds of youngsters, it said.