Babul, a well-known gum tree of the desert, is recognized for its resilience and ability to thrive in extremely harsh conditions. With its minimal water requirements, this hardy species serves as a life-giver to the diverse array of animals, plants, people, and insects residing in the desert.
Furthermore, the Babul tree grows up to a height of 10 meters and is adorned with thorns throughout its branches. Its small, dense leaves effectively reduce evaporation. It provides ample shade, thereby contributing to the reduction of temperature in its vicinity. It is commonly found in the homes of individuals living in arid and desert areas, serving as a multipurpose tree with various benefits.
Moreover, the Babul tree’s leaves serve as excellent fodder for goats, camels, deer, and other animals. Its branches are utilized as toothbrushes. While the gum produced by the tree has been historically used for various purposes. Additionally, the seeds of the Babul tree provide a food source for animals. With its multifaceted contributions, the Babul tree plays a crucial role in making the desert more habitable for all living beings.
Under our project, a significant number of Babul tree species will be planted in arid and semi-arid regions, progressively transforming the desert into a greener and more sustainable ecosystem over time.
Impact in Numbers
Carbon Fixed 250 Kgs.
CO2 reduction from the atmosphere by 900 Kgs.
Increase in farmer income/cost savings in fodder, and fuelwood by 2500 INR per year after maturity.
Tree Dimensions on Maturity
|Maximum height of the tree (m)
|Tree canopy spread (m)
|Tree trunk diameter (inches)
Economic value to the farmers
The babul tree holds significant economic value for farmers. It offers various benefits such as shade, toothbrushes, fodder, and seeds, all in the challenging environment of the desert. This tree becomes a valuable resource for farmers, enabling them to cultivate multiple trees to provide sustenance for their goats, camels, and other livestock.
Furthermore, it plays a crucial role in reducing the overall cost of fodder for farmers on an annual basis. By planting a sufficient number of babul trees, farmers can rely on the abundant foliage. Thus decreasing the need to purchase costly external fodder. This cost-saving measure contributes to the economic viability of farming operations and enhances the financial well-being of farmers.
Overall, the babul tree’s multiple uses and economic benefits make it an essential component for farmers, particularly in harsh environments. Its ability to provide shade, toothbrushes, fodder, and seeds not only improves the welfare of livestock but also supports farmers in maintaining a sustainable and cost-effective agricultural system.
Plant a Tree of Babul: About the Project
Once the project team distributes saplings to the farmers, they actively receive technical knowledge to effectively cultivate these trees. This long-term initiative extends support to the farmers for a duration of 3 years, ensuring continuous guidance throughout the growth and development of the trees.
Furthermore, farmers are encouraged to participate in a collective group, fostering a sense of community and collaboration. Through detailed explanations of the benefits they stand to gain, farmers are motivated to actively engage in growing the trees. This comprehensive support aims to enhance the economic status of farmers by providing them with a set of trees specifically curated to improve their financial well-being.
By combining the provision of saplings with technical knowledge, long-term support, and community involvement, the project equips farmers with the necessary tools and resources to effectively grow the trees and realize the associated benefits. This holistic approach ensures a positive impact on the economic livelihoods of farmers, fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in their communities.
The project team actively geotags the trees, accurately tracking their precise locations. This is achieved through the utilization of GPS technology to mark the area boundaries. Furthermore, comprehensive data capturing includes the collection of farmer details along with corresponding images, ensuring a thorough record of their involvement in the project.
Furthermore, all relevant data, including geotagging information, farmer details, and images, is efficiently captured and securely stored through mobile apps directly from the field. This streamlined process allows for real-time data collection, minimizing the risk of data loss or errors. Moreover, the project employs expert-developed equations specific to different tree species within the app and reports, enabling the annual calculation of carbon fixation.
Total transparency is meticulously maintained throughout the project. From the acquisition of data to its storage and subsequent analysis, every step is executed with utmost transparency. This approach ensures that all stakeholders have access to reliable and accurate information. The project’s commitment to maintaining transparency strengthens its credibility and enhances the effectiveness of data-driven decision-making processes.
The team actively measures the impact it generates for both wildlife and farmers. Regular intervals are designated for comprehensive data capture, ensuring a thorough assessment of the effects. Furthermore, this data is analyzed by comparing it with the previous data, enabling a detailed evaluation of any changes over time.
Furthermore, the observed changes are measured against the planned results, providing valuable insights into the project’s progress and effectiveness. The team identifies areas of success and areas that require attention or adjustments by systematically comparing the current data. This continuous evaluation process ensures that the project remains on track and can adapt as necessary to achieve the desired outcomes.
Overall, a strong dedication to accountability and continuous improvement is a crucial part of our project. The team makes informed decisions, optimize strategies, and effectively address the needs of both wildlife and farmers. Ultimately, enhancing the overall success and sustainability of the initiative.
The project reports are prepared and sent to the contributors. The report covers the following
1) Trees status as of the last visit made
2) Any mortality in the trees planted
3) Carbon fixed in MT from the start of the project
4) Economic impact on the farmers.
5) Ecological impact created.
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Greenverz Solutions Private Limited is a Land Restoration and tree plantation company which is involved in tree plantations in rural area as well as urban areas and cities. The tree orders that are placed by the customers are planted and details shared of the location where the trees have been planted. The locations can be anywhere in the country depending on the availability of sites and trees. We do not sell any physical product like tree saplings, leaves, branches etc. All orders of the trees are planted and no tree saplings orders can be physically sent to any person or entity. We strive to make India greener and sustainable.
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