Heritage Trees Chandigarh is a unique concept by The UT’s forest department. The idea is to inscribe the history of heritage trees on specially designed boards and place them next to the trees.
31 trees under the ‘Heritage’ category
A total of 31 trees fall in the protected ‘heritage’ category. The boards have information on the trees written in English on one side, Hindi, and Punjabi on the other. The information carrying details such as the tree’s origin, city connection, medicinal and environmental value is intriguing more nature lovers. The story of Chandigarh, it’s evolution, history of the tree and its contribution is the major highlight of the board
According to the UT’s chief conservator of forest, 50% of the trees are already covered and the remaining once are in progress. Trees that are 100 years include The Lake Peepal, in sector 7 market, the huge banyan of Punjab Engineering College and many more. Each tree has its own story and people connect through them.