100th Tree Appreciation Walk at Rani Bagh, Mumbai on 13th January,19 at 9.30 am : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- List of the trees of Rani Bagh for our 100th TAW on 13th Junuary,19.docx
On the occasion of the 100th tree appreciation walk , we wish to thank all of you for being our partners and collaborators, in this fascinating journey of discovery of the sylvan world around us.
We embarked on this journey nine years ago , curious to know a little more about the trees in our backyards, in our neighborhood , in the few green spaces in the city, in our National Park.
Your enthusiasm and desire to know more about the trees around you , braving scorching heat of summer, rains, winter, reaching early in the morning, from far off place like Thane, Dombivali, Colaba, Pune, Vasai, Virar, pushed us to learn more and discover more. As we learned and shared what we knew, we grew along with you all.
Ours has been a symbiotic relationship. Each one of us have given and received together. On the tree walks, we have witnessed the magic of the world of trees, marveled at their beauty, and been humbled by their intelligence and quiet resilience . Together, we have experienced the truth of Thoreau’s words – ‘I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees !’.
Through our tree appreciation walks , we hope to continue to kindle in people , a desire to know more about trees, herbs, shrubs, climber around us and an abiding interest in them and love for these marvelous works of nature so that we cherish and protect them as we would our loved ones.
We invite you all for our 100th Tree Appreciation Walk on 13th January to meet the denizens of Rani Bagh to share their numerous anecdotes….
Our Tree Appreciation Walk on Sunday 13th January,2019
Venue: Ranibagh also called Byculla Zoo, [VJB Udyan]
Time: 9.30 a.m.
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Meeting Point: Main gate, Near the ticket office.
The Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan or simply Ranibagh or Byculla Zoo to Mumbai residents, is a botanical garden. It has more than 3000 trees [ 276 species].
Points to Remember :-
Carry plenty of water, pet bottles not allowed, wear cap and comfortable shoes.
Eatables are strictly not allowed inside the garden officially……but as I have said earlier ‘what’s the point in being an Indian if we do not break some rules’.
Registration for our 100th Tree Appreciation Walk is not required.
Thanks, Renee ji, for the remarkable journey.
I will certainly like to be part of this.
Thanks for such a great work.
Hearty congratulations, Renee !!! A great milestone !!! I will do my best to be part of 101st walk. This time, I am away from Mumbai.
Hearty congratulations dear Renee and Usha Ji.
Really wish I was a part of this special one but unfortunately I’m not in town.
Sorry, I wanted to come. But unable to come now.
Anyway, thanks, for the increditable journey.
May be I am able to join in future walks.