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The 'Adopt a Tree' Campaign was initiated by WWF India in 2005 with the aim of encouraging individuals and organizations to plant and care for native species of trees. Since then, thousands of trees have been planted and cared for by people, who send us updates and photos on how their trees are doing!
You too can adopt a tree for life and help make our planet a greener place.
Living through centuries, trees are the root of life on our planet. Trees provide medicines, help hold water and soil, sequester carbon, fight pollution, and are home to a variety of organisms.
Following native species of trees will be planted

Ashoka - The ripening fruit is avidly eaten by flying foxes, birds and monkeys, and apparently is safe for human consumption too. The bark is used medicinally to allay fevers.

Neem - Most parts of the neem tree are credited with medicinal value.

Golden shower (Cassia fistula) - The state flower of Kerala in India, this is a multipurpose tree.

Arjuna - The bark and leaves have astringent and purgative properties. It is also used to add ornamental value.

Gulmohar - It’s primarily a decorative tree; the seeds are sometimes strung together as ornamental beads

Mango (Mangifera indica) - Mature fruit has a characteristic fragrance and a smooth, thin, tough skin.

Chikoo (Manilkara zapota) – Cultivated in India for its fruit, chikoo, which is a storehouse of Vitamin E, A and C.

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) – A tropical evergreen tree, it has one or two main trunks with a smooth and dark green bark.

Guava (Psidium guajava) - Fast growing evergreen shrub or small tree, it has a shallow root system.

Teak Wood (Tectona grandis) - Tropical hardwood tree species with small, fragrant white flowers arranged in dense clusters at the end of branches.

Acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) - Evergreen tree with dense foliage with an open, spreading crown.

Karanj (Millettia pinnata) - Legume tree with a large canopy with grey-brown bark which is smooth or vertically fissured.

Neem (Azadirachta indica) - Most parts of the neem tree are credited with medicinal value.

(the list is indicative as the species of trees may differ depending on where they are planted)
Starting this monsoon, they'll be planted in selected sites with the help of our on-ground partners. These sites will be finalised based on the final number of trees you support us with. Those that miss the current season, will be planted in the next cycle.
You can simply contribute to plant a tree and we will fulfill your wish this monsoon season of September 2020! Should you donate after that, don't worry - we will carry this forward to the next year and plant a tree for your pledge.
You can contribute for any number of plants to be planted in dedication to your loved ones.
You will receive a digital transaction receipt and certificate from us.
Your tree(s) is a part of a larger project. These trees will be planted on public lands for the benefit of the local community, wildlife and society at large.
The saplings will be checked after one year of plantation and the ones that do not survive will be replanted.
Once the planting has been completed, we shall update you with details of location(s) & the species – look out for an email from us!
Yes, a dedication can be made in your loved one's name(s).
You are most welcome to visit the site as per your convenience as the plants will be planted on public lands.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the dire need to protect & conserve our nature. We face a global pandemic, characterized by a respiratory disease, that is only worsened by the polluted air that surrounds us. But there is a simple solution, a small action with many benefits- planting a tree!
Yes, of course! Like every year, you can plant a sapling in your backyard or a public land to be a part of our Adopt A Tree campaign. Do tag us @wwfindia on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter with the #AdoptATree

WWF-India,
172 B, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi- 110003
Tel: +91 11 4150 4815
Email: jps@wwfindia.net

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