New Delhi, January 12, 2020:

Uttar Pradesh has announced a new principle of ‘one road, one tree’ concept in order to serve as a roadmap for the people apart from enhancing the beauty.

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Adding that the trees will be planted and maintained by the urban development, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (social forestry), Uttar Pradesh, Prabhakar Dubey said that the onus of planning is on the forest department, which will have to select the species, raise them in nurseries and hand them over to urban development.

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He added that the ‘one road, one tree’ is in the planning stage but will be implemented from this monsoon.

The concept has been used in several cities where trees of one flowering species have been planted on one highway or street. Bloom helps people in identifying the area.

It may be mentioned here that Lucknow already has rows of the mulsarry (Mimusops elengi) or Maulshree tree that were planted along Raj Bhavan since 2015-16. These trees were extensively used by the Mughals.

The golden bell (Tabebuia argentea), a tropical flowering tree with a crooked trunk and trumpet-shaped bright yellow flowers, was also planted on the stretch between Hazratganj and Raj Bhavan.

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Tabebuia variety with violet-pink flowers planted on Vikramaditya Marg, silk floss (Chorisia speciosa), a South American deciduous variety, in Gomti Nagar with its pink floral crown in winters.

It is to be mentioned here that according to forest officials, trees with dense foliage will be planted under the campaign to beat pollution caused by suspended particulate matter.

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