Eco-restoration of Sacred Groves 2018
Restoration of degraded sacred grove – Ponnampet
22nd Aug 2015 200 Sapling Planting
The terrain for planting was very difficult to work on and hence local transport had to be arranged for a distance of roughly .5 km to transport
22nd Aug 2015 Digging Pits
Terrain is steep and much of undergrowth that comprised of lantana had to be cleared working for 7 man days
22nd Aug 2015 Digging Pits 2
Working on this terrain is strenuous. There are leeches just after monsoon. But the landscape is good to sustain the evergreen species
22nd Aug 2015 I stand tall
Planted sapling - Here I stand tall !
22nd Aug 2015 Planting
Trees taken from the road on top for planting
22nd Aug 2015 Planting 2
28-Jul-2015 650 trees arriving from Sirsi
2015-16 Planting 650 trees
Land devoid of trees. All we could see was exposed mud and an area dug for a house. Fresh soil was dumped on the steep slope. A perfect recipe for mud slips. Locals say this land used to be heavily forested and all was cleared as part of timber logging.
Evergreen forest intact
Forest area bang opposite to the degraded patch
World Environment Day + Eco-restoration Launch 2018
It was a joint program with Kodagu Model Forest Trust (KMFT), the Temple Committee and Forest First.
Diversity planting in Coffee Estate
Coffee Estate in Gonikkopa – 2018