Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thank you, PropCare

Aadhya with one of the two teaks saved from slow death (see next photo)
Now that they have some breathing space, can we help the teaks recover from withering away ? "We can", says Munisamy of the Mantri Security staff who knows tree-care, and offers to nurse the trees back to health.
We need to thank PropCare - Sivakumar/Balaji - whose intervention spared us residents from taking up arms - a pickaxe to be precise - to undo the damage the Mantri project team had done to the teak at the car-wash bay near STP. When repeated plea to Mantri's for saving the two teaks fell on deaf ear volunteer-residents Memorial Service Group (MSG) announced a pickaxe stir to convey to Mantri's that we are capable of direct action. PropCare took the matter up with the project field staff to get them working on the teak trees. The work was done last evening.
What was planned as a protest move this morning turned out be an occasion for thanks-giving. It was also an occasion for our volunteer group to invite into our fold Sridhar(E Block). He shared his experience in residents community tree-planting in Pune, where Sridhar spent some time before moving to Chennai.Mr Sridhar also referred to Isha's Project GreenHands.
The group that met this morning.
The thing about trees is that they are unlike you and me. Trees don't blame people for letting them down. Maybe it was the weather that kept most of us indoors this morning - warm, and sultry.

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