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An ambulance to relocate and revive trees in Chennai


Tree Ambulance helps in relocation and replantation of uprooted trees across the city.

Product or concept

They help in reviving uprooted trees, distributing plants and helping citizens in plantation drives.

Problem being solved

Increasing green cover in urban regions and post calamity trees’ restoration and aid in disaster zones.

Process or technology involved

  • The ambulance will help in planting trees that have been uprooted.
  • Offers services such as a seed bank, distribution of plants, and helping citizens in tree plantation drives.
  • Also shifts trees from one location to another and conducts surveys of trees.
  • Ambulance also offers the service of removing dead trees.

Sustainability benefits

  • Grown trees are fostered, protected and re-planted through scientific practises.
  • Useful strategy in reviving trees post calamities thus increasing the affected green cover in urban regions.

User segments that will benefit

  • Urban Local Bodies
  • Residential Communities

People or organizations involved

  • Suresh Krishna Jadhav, SASA Group
  • K Abdul Ghani

Innovations or USPs

The ambulance has helpers and plant experts - who carry gardening tools, water, manure, and pesticide with them.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Botany
  • Disaster Management
  • Agricultural Sciences

Other interesting highlights

Tree ambulance will also visit schools and other institutions to educate people on the importance of planting trees and increasing the green cover.

Chennai Metropolitan Area


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Tree Ambulance - Volunteering : One can also volunteer with the Tree Ambulance. For information regarding this, you can contact them through their website.

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How to Replant a Young Uprooted Oak Tree : The article suggests tips to replant small uprooted trees and the lists tools required for the same.

UFMPs for Post-Natural Disaster : The article lists down the resilience strategy for uprooted trees post a natural disaster.

Post-Disaster Recovery Planning Forum: How-To Guide : The document suggests a work-plan to recover post a disaster.

Step by Step: Replanting an Uprooted Tree : The article lists down the important steps on how to care for an uprooted tree.

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Rainfall in India: How expanding forest cover can reduce flood damage : The article explores the different factors that enable an urban forest to act as a guard during natural disasters such as cyclones, floods etc.

Can an Uprooted Tree Be Replanted? : The article talks about the factors to choose which uprooted trees can grow after being planted.

10 tips for building resiliency in a post-disaster community : The article lists down important tips when dealing with the environmental damage after a natural disaster.

Factors affecting the speed and quality of post disaster recovery and resilience : The article suggests different factors that affect environmental resilience post natural disasters.