A tree for the birthday! What can be more precious than this gift that helps our environs? One, that can be remembered for generations to come. As an environmentally responsible organisation, UAE Exchange immediately identified an opportunity to bring in a smile to the future generations in this thought. We found it novel to wish our employees a truly healthy life by planting a tree in their name on their birthdays. We are delighted at your concept of Grow-Trees that makes a difference to the world. We wish all success to each of your noble endeavours.
When we at Lotus Greens went looking out for an agency to help us with our green plantation drive campaign in October last year, we didn't have to look far. Grow-Trees not only helped us in planting 21,000 trees on the periphery of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar in the ecologically fragile Aravalli Hills, it also ensured positive outcome from the entire exercise.
By involving the local community - about 300 villages in the vicinity of the reserve - in the plantation drive, Grow-Trees succeeded in making the villagers important stakeholders in ensuring the life and longevity of the planted trees. As the villagers were involved in planting the trees, it is natural that they would ensure its safe nurturing and nourishment till the trees are past the vulnerable stage. Also, in the ripeness of time, once the trees grow to maturity, they would act as an ideal restorative to the ecologically fragile region and greatly benefit the local population.
We look forward to many more chances of association and collaboration between Lotus Greens and Grow-Trees in the future. Its impressive credentials and vast experience in carrying out hundreds of plantation drives and green initiatives make Grow-Trees an obvious choice and partner to tie up with for anyone keen on pursuing environmental and green initiatives.
My overall experience of planting the 104 saplings in Sariska Tiger Reserve was quite amazing. As someone who has spent limited time in India and has even lesser experience with life in the countryside, this trip was like a chilled breeze in a desert for me. I had actually gone on behalf of My company, The Muthoot Group, to carry out a social initiative which we had started on social media. Although my trip to Alwar was a bit haphazard and misguided, I had no regrets once I reached the location. Upon reaching the venue we were taken to the field where we would be planting the saplings. The nursery where these saplings were raised also happened to be located in the same patch of land. Grow-Trees.com had done a great job in maintaining the nursery and ensuring that the saplings had a successful growth rate. The variety of saplings available in the nursery was also quite extensive; it had all the plants which would be needed to create a well balanced eco-system once the saplings grew into full grown trees. The representatives there were quite informed and educated on the topic and were able to give satisfactory responses to all of our queries. I’m glad those individuals are looking after the saplings we have planted as they are genuinely passionate about conserving the environment, as should we. I would highly recommend Grow-Trees.com to all other corporates not only for what they do, but also for their high standard of professional & moral conduct.
For time and again I have heard the phrase “plant a tree” but I have never seen anybody do it in action. I thought that if every year even if 1% of Indian population would plant trees then we would have about 100 crore trees in 10 years. Then I went in to the details that why people don’t grow trees and I found out some startling facts. First you need land, then you need knowledge and lastly you need about 6 month efforts on growing a tree to a particular size. In a metro city its impossible to find either of this. The most upsetting point is that once you plant a tree and its grows for about a year there is government regulation on cutting it. So people don’t plant trees in a fear that they may be not allowed to cut. Then came a website called www.grow-trees.com. This made tree planting at a click of a button. I loved it. Directly or indirectly I have influenced about 4000 tree plantations. I am very happy about it. The best part is, many people whom I have gifted trees have inturn started gifting others. This proves that they have loved the gift.