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Hope floats as city’s golf club takes a green course

india Updated: Apr 23, 2012 00:27 IST
Deevakar Anand

A unique green exercise being carried out in DLF Golf and Country Club has caught the imagination of the residents. More than 200 fully-grown trees, removed from construction sites, have been replanted.

The work started two months ago when a private developer decided to construct a new 9-hole golf course alongside the existing 18-hole course at the DLF Golf Club.

“We took a conscious decision not to cut a single tree. We took the forest department's permission and hired experts for this meticulous task,” said Akash Ohri, head, Golf and Infrastructure, DLF.

“About 5,000 additional trees brought from various nurseries will also be planted,” he added.

The exercise required extensive horticulture technology expertise. The private firm hired a city-based landscape agency, Samak, for the exercise apart from roping in international experts. Replanting a matured tree requires study of the root zone and balancing of tree by pruning branches, which results in reducing the root's stress of supplying water to branches.

“The root zone pit is treated with hormones to stimulate vigorous root growth,” said Atul Vashisth of Samak landscape.

DLF executives said the cost of replanting each mature tree was Rs. 50,000-60,000.