Monday, May 27, 2024
HomeCitiesHyderabad recognised as a ‘Tree City of the World’

Hyderabad recognised as a ‘Tree City of the World’

In a unique distinction, Hyderabad has become the only city in India to be recognised as a ‘Tree City of the World’ by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Hyderabad is placed alongside 119 other cities from 63 countries.

The United States, Canada and the United Kingdom are the countries with the maximum cities featured on the list, with 38, 15 and 11 cities, respectively. The countries have been recognised for their commitment to growing and maintaining urban forests in building healthy, resilient and happy cities.

In a statement, Dan Lambe, the President of Arbor Day Foundation said: “Your city is part of an important global network leading the way in urban and community forestry.”

He added that “now, more than ever, trees and forests are a vital component of healthy livable, and sustainable cities and towns around the globe, Hyderabad’s commitment to effective urban forest management is helping to ensure better future for its residents.”

The Municipal Administration and Urban Development department of Telangana said this recognition was a testament to its sustained and institutional efforts at planting, nurturing and celebrating trees; developing urban and peri-urban forests; and its strategic planning and commitment to building a healthy city now and for the future.

Festive offer

According to the official website, the ‘Tree City of the World’ programme provides direction, assistance, and worldwide recognition for communities’ dedication to its urban forest, and provides a framework for a healthy, sustainable urban forestry programme.

To be eligible as a ‘Tree City’, cities need to conform to the following five standards:

Standard 1: Establish Responsibility

The city has a written statement by city leaders delegating responsibility for the care of trees within the municipal boundary to a staff member, a city department, or a group of citizens—called a Tree Board.

Standard 2: Set the Rules

The city has in place a law or an official policy that governs the management of forests and trees. These rules describe how work must be performed—often citing best practices or industry standards for tree care and worker safety—where and when they apply, and penalties for noncompliance.

Standard 3: Know What You Have

The city has an updated inventory or assessment of the local tree resource so that an effective long-term plan for planting, care, and removal of city trees can be established.

Standard 4: Allocate the Resources

Most Read 1Qatar hands death penalty to 8 former Indian Navy men, Govt explores legal options 2Leo box office collection Day 8: Vijay-starrer aims to beat Jailer’s Rs 600 crore record, still has a long road ahead 3Deepika Padukone says she and Ranveer Singh were ‘technically allowed’ to date other people ‘until he proposed’: ‘There was no real commitment’ 4How much 50 over cricket domestically has Virat Kohli played: Nasser Hussain tears into England after they lose to Sri Lanka 5Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone kept on kissing even as a brick came through the window during Ram-Leela: ‘We didn’t break liplock’

The city has a dedicated annual budget for the routine implementation of the tree management plan.

Standard 5: Celebrate Achievements

The city holds an annual celebration of trees to raise awareness among residents and to acknowledge citizens and staff members who carry out the city tree programme.

Also Read‘Ashamed, this is not Hyderabad’: Videos of unruly shoppers, shoplifters …TRS wins Munugode bypoll, defeats BJP by 10,113 leadAmit Shah to review passing out parade at Hyderabad’s National Police Aca…India’s first building made of bio-bricks at IIT-Hyderabad is a great exa…

The MAUD department said, “Hyderabad City has pledged its commitment by meeting five programme standards that show their dedication and determination towards planting and conserving trees for a greener future. Hyderabad City is demonstrating leadership in management of its urban trees and is serving as part of the solution to many of the global issues we face today.”

- Advertisment -

Most Popular