As our cities grow it is imperative that we keep developing a green cover. This will ensure healthy air for the city, recharge of our ground water reserves, control dust and noise pollution.
'Hands for trees' is an initiative started by Earth Matters Foundation to plant trees across schools, residential areas and in institutions during the monsoons. It goes a step further by identifying guardians, children/gardeners/residents, who will take care of the sapling for atleast a year so that they are protected from grazers etc and are able to grow strong roots.
The planting is done in areas where local residents can be motivated, especially the children. The residents are encouraged to take part in the planting and take care of the saplings till the trees mature.