Nailing a tree to save it

A sign saying a tree is worth Rs.11.2 lakhs is nailed onto a tree itself.

If Rs.11.2 lakhs is the value of one tree, imagine how much the football-fields worth of trees that are razed to the ground everyday are worth – the mangroves, the forests, and all those that cannot be accounted for….

A tree-lover seems impervious to the pain inflicted on this notice-bearing tree on Dickenson Road.

Oct 18th: A tree-lover seems impervious to the pain inflicted on this notice-bearing tree on Dickenson Road. Pic: Shivani Shah.

“People keep talking about opening more wilderness for development. We seem to understand the value of oil, timber, minerals and housing, but not the value of unspoiled beauty, wildlife, solitude, and spiritual renewal.

We need to start putting prices on the priceless. Yeah, if your woods are worth a zillion jillion bagillion, think what Alaska is worth.”

– Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Waterson

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