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Flowered trees to beautify Indian city

by webdev

October 22, 2010

After a meeting between officials in Chandigarh, India, and the city's horticulture department, a committee decided to use flowers and trees to beautify the harsh concrete landscape of the area, reports Times of India.

Chandigarh, which is often referred to as "The City Beautiful" in India, was conceived by American architect Albert Mayer as a possible 'city of gardens'. The committee has laid out plants to cover the city in vibrant colors of India’s most famous and beautiful trees.

At the meeting, members cited a 1950s plantation plan to spurce up brick and concrete buildings which never came to be.

The city’s engineering department has been tasked with digging out original the plantation plan in order to prepare for the new flowering trees.

Trees the committee plans to plant include ficus and Schleichera oleosa trees which will hopefully form green tunnels. Placement of the trees will be based on the sun’s movement throughout the day.

The Scheichera oleosa tree, called kusum in Hindi, is a large-growing tree with bright red leaves and small, clustered, yellow flowers, according to 


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