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Sunil Harsana, a conservationist from Mangar in Faridabad, said he counted at least 500 tree stumps.

500 mesquite trees felled in Aravallis adjoining Kot, Bandhwari villages, say locals

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 11:48 PM IST
This is the largest tree felling to be reported in the region since June 9 last year, when at least 400 trees were felled in Mangar.
In six years, Amit Rathi and villagers of Gairatpur Baas have planted more than 30,000 saplings of indigenous trees in the Aravallis.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
In six years, Amit Rathi and villagers of Gairatpur Baas have planted more than 30,000 saplings of indigenous trees in the Aravallis.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Amit Rathi, the man ridding Aravallis of invasive Vilayati Babool trees

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2018 02:43 PM IST
Amit Rathi and his friends are planting indigenous trees around Gairatpur Baas to counter mesquite, which has hit groundwater table and inhibited other species.
Animals don’t feed on mesquite trees as they have thorns.(HT Photo)
Animals don’t feed on mesquite trees as they have thorns.(HT Photo)

Gurugram villagers claim ‘vilayati babool’ trees drying Aravallis, depleting groundwater level

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Anurit Kanti and Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 11:08 AM IST
Residents of Gairatpur Baas and Mohammadpur Gujar villages say that 75 to 80% concentration of mesquite or Vilayti Babool trees in the region led to extreme water scarcity so much so that wild life in the region has started encroaching into the villages for water.
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