It is May and it is hot.All life is wilting in the heat.Except for the trees- they are lush green. And Amaltas and Gulmohar are blooming with abandon. In this day and age if you still want a reason to plant a tree you should take a drive in Jaipur in the afternoon. You will remember the yellow and the greens and the orange for a long time.You will notice bougainvillea is not shy in displaying its charms either.
You are all inspired to plant a sapling- but where in this concerte jungle.The best place would be to plant a sapling right outside your home- next to the road.Right under your eyes. You will be able water it and watch its growth on a day to day basis.If there is no possiblility of planting a tree outside your home then you can plant one in the colony garden. Remember the trees are not only for you but for the future generations yet to come.They will also provide shade, invite rains and produce Oxygen.The plants should be sown during the rainy season.The choice of sapling is up to you.You should choose a variety which require less water and looks after it self in this arid climate of Rajasthan.Trees like Ashok-Polyalthia longifolia, Khejari, Babool, Neem-Azadirachta indica,Amaltas-Cassia fistula, Gulmohar-Delonix regia etc.