Monday, 27 June 2016

B-9: Bauhinia

Name:  Orchid tree - basavana pada
Location: 3 Berlie St, "Amber", outside security kiosk

Action:
1. Trim heavier side at some point to restore balance.

Status:

15/7/16: have made peace with them, after explaining how the tree was damaged and unbalanced after cutting this way. They are now also taking good care of two saplings planting outside their place last month. All's well that ends well. Note:  the heavier side of this tree will need proper pruning at some point in the future, but it's not urgent.

26/6/16:  afternoon/evening - badly hacked by gardener Babu on Sunday 26/6/16 on orders from resident/mgrSalma? Large branches were unnecessarily removed (no electric lines in way) and removal was ripping, not proper cuts. Tree is now heavily imbalanced with almost entire weight over road. Earlier that morning NT had trimmed very low hanging branches over road, and resident has presumably taken this as an invitation to rape the tree, although had specifically told both resident and security not to touch the tree, that I would come and trim as necessary in the proper manner. Even I do not have authority to make the huge cuts that they have made .. minor trimming of branches under 2 inches diameter is permitted, but anything more requires written approval from the Forest Cell/Forest Office, which I doubt they had. Other residents I spoke to tried to say that the KEB and Corporation had come to cut the branches. On Sunday??? Yeah, right. Plus, the KEB had already finished cutting necessary branches that were a risk to electric lines on Berlie St over a week ago. They obviously did not see the need to cut this one.

27 June a.m. after vandalism
done by resident/gardener

Close up of hacked branches.
Notice no utility lines.

Adding insult to injury - hacked branches
 and leaves thrown on footpath
and not even their own footpath -
across the road, outside a neighbour's house!



 26/6/16: Did some minor trimming of this tree where the low-hanging leaves were brushing the helmets of passers-by!




26 June a.m. after light trimming of
low hanging branches, right side view
26 June a.m. after light trimming of
low hanging branches, front view



26 June a.m. after light trimming
 of low branches, left side view.


22/6/16: lower branches need trimming
22 June 2016 - lower hanging branches need
minor trimming as passing cars touch

B-8: SAPLING Azadirachta indica

Name: Margosa - neem - bewu (Kannada)
Location: 3 Berlie St, "Amber" centre, left of entrance
Water: Kamal (security guard)

Status:
16/6/16:  Sapling planted.

Action:
1. 2x2 border needed
2. Clear debris
3. VANDALISM - trash


B-7: SAPLING Thespesia populnea

Name:  Portia Tree - huvarasi (Kannada)
Location: 3 Berlie St, "Amber", left end
Water: Kamal (Amber security)

Status:
Looked dead early August. As of 1st week Sept, growing again. Added compost.
15/7/16: Need to clear rubble, place brick border.
16/6/16:  planted.

Action:
1. Clear rubble
2. Place 2x2 border.


B-6: SAPLING Bignonia megapotamica

Name:  aka Vitex megapotamica - Chasteberry Tree -
Location:  2 Berlie St, "Gallery Skye", centre
Water:  Gallery
Status: Planted 4/7/16

Action:
1. 2x2 border
2. Add pix.

B-5: Bauhinia

Name: Orchid Tree - basavana pada
Location:  2 Berlie St, "Gallery Skye"

Action:
1. Remove suckers.




B-4: Bauhinia purpurea

Name: Orchid Tree - basavana pada
Location:  17 Eagle St (Berlie side) left of gate
Status: few deep pink flowers August

Action:
1. check for vandalism (cables, signs)
2. Trim low straggly stems


B-3: SAPLING Thespesia populnea

Name:  Portia Tree - huvarasi
Location: 17 Eagle St (Berlie side) right of entrance
Water:  Viresh (17 Security)

Action:
1. 2x2 border
2. Compost/mulch


B-2: Bauhinia

Name:  Orchid Tree - basavana pada .
Location:  17 Eagle St (Berlie side) left of entrance
Status: has been badly hacked by KEB. As of mid August, few leaves.

Action:
1. Remove suckers (done  1st week Sep 16)
2. Trim dead twigs. (done Sep 16)
3. Check base if liquid fertiliser can be added.
4. Some taller dead branches can be removed if I can get a stepladder and some help.



B-1: SAPLING Azadirachta indica

Name: margosa - bewu (Kannada) - neem (Hindi)
Location: 17 Eagle St, corner site, on Berlie St side
Water:  Viresh (security)
Status: 16/6/16 - Huvarasi sapling planted. Died and replaced with neem 4/7/16.

Action:
1. Clear debris around base
2. 2x2 border needed to protect from parking cars.
3. Compost/mulch


pic to add

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Large/tall trees

Random notes .. will sort and update as and when I can.

Gulmohar - Delonix regia

Raintree

African Tulip

(none of the above suitable in small spaces, streets, under electric lines)

Copper Pod

Tabebuia


(All of the above are common "older trees" of Bangalore .. not indigenous but have adapted and thrived)

Neem - 10-20 metres tall - avoid under electric lines

Peepul

Kadamba - not good for small spaces

black bean tree - castanospermum australe - has strong root system - good near water bodies, bad near walls.

Small trees

Random notes .. will update as and when.

Bilimbi - 4 - 7 m
Custard apple tree - Annona .. squamosa? - shallow rooted, slow growing, 3-6 m tall
Erythrina suberosa - ?
Star fruit tree - Averrhoa carambola L. 4-6 m tall, needs sun
Singapore cherry - gasagase - good under electric lines. 7-12 m tall, thrives in poor soil, able to tolerate drought. Fast growing .. will be 3 m in 2 years.

honge - midsized .. slow grower .. deep roots

E-38 (kadubadami)

Name:  kadubadami - Terminalia catappa - Indian Almond tree - badam
Location:  Outside #16? Eagle St, Hiremath house old villa
Condition:  Year planted?
Action:  None urgent
Later:   can remove sucker shoots and place border, consider removing the small sapling E-37 next to it .. very close. Can trim dead branches and crossovers.




E-37 (neyrale)

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E36 - neyrale

NAME:  Syzygium cumini - Java Plum - Neyrale (Kannada) - Jamun (Hindi)



E-35 (akash mallige)

Name:



E-34

Name: 

sapling growing on drain edge



E-33 (

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E32 - ?

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E-31

Name:  Atti - Lagerstroemia speciosa - oudambar tree, Pride of India
Location: to right of Haydon Manor gate



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Monday, 20 June 2016

Berlie Cross list of saplings

Note: Berlie St Cross is not part of Langford Town according to Voters List map

About 8 undersized pits dug by contractor .. All outside BBMP High School .. Too close together

Also about 60 plots dug in BBMP SPORTS FIELD .. Again .. Undersized and in zig zag manner .. Should be straight line with proper spacing.

To be dealt with after roadside planting is complete.

Fruit trees and tall trees like mahogany silver oak nerale can be planted here.

Berlie Cross offshoot streets eg 1st cross and alphabet streets to be looked at after the bigger roads completed.

Need to ensure volunteers from residents, school kids, local youth, for watering .. Or BBMP will have to provide tanker if these streets have water problems.

N Street does not need any new trees, already very shady.
Other streets are bare and exposed to sun. But also very narrow. Smaller trees MAYBE .. Caesalpinia? Shrub that can be trained into tree with trimming.


Moyenville Rd list of saplings

M-35 - honge
M-36 neem

Setlur St list of new saplings

Locations to add .. All are tabebuia rosea

12 saplings total .. One vandalised or stolen outside PAN office and opposite new house ..to be questioned

Olleff Rd list of saplings

1. Neem
Outside Thambre house end (27/6: appears to be dying .. wait another week and see)

2.nerale
5 Ft away to be removed

3. Nerale?
May also be removed depends on size of site and resident ok

Top half to document


Last two are

Unknown outside thambre site left
And n
Neem (27/6: appears to be dying .. wait another week and see)
Corner thambre site



Eagle Cross list of saplings

notes:  to be re looked at for spacing and residents ok

1. SAPLING - huvarasi (4 Eagle St, right of "Grace Land" main gate)

2. Outside Natures Alley Aashiana house

3.

Berlie St list of saplings

Middle stretch from Eagle St junction to Olleff Rd junction

1. code B ?
Outside nameless flats

2. Code B ? Honge?
Outside Amber left

3. ?
Outside Amber middle

4. Neem?
Outside regency duplex

5. Honge?
Outside Lobo "Evelyn Villa" left of gate

6. Huvarsi
Outside thambre site middle

7. Honge
Outside thambre site end near prestige orchid

8. Huvarasi
Outside Prestige Orchid end

9. Huvarasi
Outside Terai house end near Setlur St

10. Huvarasi
Outside Terai house middle

11. ?
Outside In Clover Haven flats

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Eagle Street - List of all saplings planted June 2016

SUMMARY:
Total 12 saplings planted on Eagle Street on 16 June 2016.
This list last updated on 20 6 16, 3.45 pm.

1. Code E-7:  SYZYGIUM CUMINI ? - nerale - jamun - java plum. Planted 16.6.16
Location: No. 2 Eagle Street, Outside Bay Berry Apts
Suitability: Under electric lines. Check if tree is nerale - unsuitable?
Tree spacing:  12 feet away from existing basavanapada tree E-8. Is this okay? Or should we move pit closer to the Berlie St junction to enable cars to park inbetween trees?
Pit size: Pit size is not of correct dimensions, should it be expanded for breathing space base of tree?
Watering:  Bay Berry security? (name .. )

2. Code E-9:  THESPESIA POPULNEA - huvarasi - Portia Tree. Planted 16-6-16
Location: No. 2 Eagle Street, outside Bay Berry Apts
Suitability:  Under electric lines. Huvarasi grows 30-40 ft high, unsuitable? Replace or prune next year? Small tree saplings available with NT.
Tree spacing: Good
Pit size: Good
Watering:  Bay Berry security? (name .. )

3. Code E-12: UNKNOWN Planted 16-6-16. 
Location: No.3 Eagle Street, outside edge of Elgin Court flats
Suitability: FO to confirm
Tree spacing: Good
Pit size: FO to confirm, looks okay. BUT was planted over 1 1/2 ins-diameter blue cable.
Watering:  Elgin Court residents/security Anwar?

4. Code E-14:  AZADIRACHTA INDICA? neem? Planted 16-6-16.
Location:  No. 4 Eagle St, outside Grace Land flats.
Suitability: FO to confirm
Tree spacing: Good
Pit size: Good
Watering:  Grace Land residents/security Shabeer?

5. Code E-18:  SYZYGIUM CUMINI ? Planted 16 6 16
Location:  No. 6 Eagle St, outside Lisby old villa.
Suitability: Under electric lines. FO to confirm
Tree spacing: Good
Pit size: Good
Watering:  Trumph/Haydon Court residents/security? (Note: Lisby resident is very senior citizen, cannot ask  him to do)

6. Code E-21:  MILLETTIA PINNATA ? honge? Planted16 6 16
Location: Between 6 and 7 Eagle St, Lisby villa and All Seasons flats
Suitability: Clear overhead - good for tall tree - should we swap with nerale or silver oak that need to be removed from other spots?
Tree spacing: Good
Pit size: Good
Watering:  All Seasons residents/security Devegowda?

7. Code E-24:  PHYLLANTHUS ACIDUS - nellikai - Star Gooseberry - Planted 16 6 16
Location: At dead end, near Farah Greens flats
Suitability: Good?
Tree spacing: 2-3 ft away from other existing saplings on either side
Pit size: Good?
Watering:  Annie? Farah Greens security? (name?)
(note: Nellikai star gooseberry is different from round amla which is phyllanthus emblica)

8. Code E-26:  SYZYGIUM CUMINI?  nerale? Planted 16 6 16Location: No. 10 Eagle St, outside Farah Greens flats
Suitability: Clear overhead. Good?
Tree spacing: 7 ft away from other existing sapling
Pit size:  Not to FO specs
Watering:  Farah Greens residents/security? 

9. Code E-27: SYZYGIUM CUMINI?  nerale? Planted 16 6 16
Location: No. 10 Eagle St, outside Farah Greens flats
Suitability: Clear overhead. Good?
Tree spacing: Good
Pit size:  Not to FO specs
Watering:  Annie? Farah Greens security? (name?)  

10. Code E-29:  SYZYGIUM CUMINI? nerale? Planted16 6 16
Location: Outside 12/2 Eagle St, house.
Suitability: Clear overhead. Good?
Tree spacing: Good
Pit size:  Good
Watering:  Haydon Court residents/security? (Note:  Resident 12/2 had objected as wanted parking space, so cannot rely on them to care for sapling)

11. Code E-32:  UNKNOWN Planted 16 6 16
Location: Outside 13 Eagle St, Park Land flats
Suitability: Good?
Tree spacing: Good?
Pit size:  to be checked
Watering:  Park Land residents/security?

12. Code E-36: SYZYGIUM CUMINI? nerale? Planted16 6 16
Location: Outside 15 Eagle St, old villa, Hiremath owner
Suitability: Good?
Tree spacing: Good
Pit size:  to be checked
Watering:  New flats/Hiremath residents/security?


Notes:
Borders can be bricks/rocks placed by volunteers or proper borders by residents.
Trimming to be done after 1 year? FO to confirm.
Try to get residents to do watering, rather than security, to create sense of ownership. Children may be enthusiastic.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

E-30

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E29 - nerale?

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E-27: SAPLING neyrale

Name: Syzygium cumini - Java Plum - Neyrale (Kannada) - Jamun (Hindi)
Location:
Volunteer: ?
Status:
16/6/2016 sapling planted


E-28

Name:






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E26 nerale?

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E-25

Name:



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E24 - nellikai

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