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Indian man translocates 5,000 trees to save them

Jun 29, 2017, 7:19 AM EDT
(Source: 2Tales/flickr)
(Source: 2Tales/flickr)

The fast-shrinking green covers across Hyderabad prompted a 38-year-old man from the city to revisit and revive Egypt’s age-old practice of “translocation,” a process that involves uprooting a tree and replanting it at a different place.

Ramachandra Appari, who has given eight years to agriculture studies, has already saved nearly 5,000 trees that were at the risk of being cut for the widening of roads, notes Your Story.

Appari has set up a company, Green Morning Horticulture Services Private Limited, which identifies endangered trees and makes arrangement for translocation, writes The Asian Age. The process involves digging about four feet deep around the tree, treating the roots with chemicals, wrapping it up in jute cover and then safely relocating to another site.

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