Under the present scorching sun and unbearable heat, we relish the shade of a tree. But I wonder how many people have ever taken the pain of digging a hole and planting a tree. Trees are vulnerable and it does not take much to kill one. Just a cigarette butt and thousands of acres go to ashes.
At ELI, we value everything that forms part of nature, from trees to corals. That’s why at Plaine des Roches, on a piece of land spanning over 7 acres, we are trying to build an endemic forest. The forest already contains around 500 endemic plants from previous projects, and we are attempting to increase that number in the coming months.
My duty so far has been to monitor the growth of the plants but now I am also overseeing under the supervision of Nadeem the new batch of plants that are about to be planted. Contacting laborers, arranging for manure and fertilizers, picking up tools are now all part of what I have to do. I have always loved the environment and nature and now to be a part of such a big project is nothing but fascinating. Stay in the loop for more updates on tree planting. Till then, keep it green!
Kush Issuree and Riddhi Rampeearee