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Tree Park is an area having predominantly tree growth, both natural and planted, along with herbs, shrubs, climbers etc. The purpose of creating Tree Parks in or near urban locations is to provide urban dwellers an opportunity to experience nature at accessible distance. Further basic public amenities such as walking path, nature trails, drinking water facilities, children’s play area, toilets etc., are developed for the benefit of general public in Tree Parks. Tree Park scheme aims to provide natural environment to the urban dwellers at accessible distance to enhance appreciation about nature among them. Tree Parks have been established near cities/ towns so that urban dwellers can experience nature as well as engage in activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, Yoga, meditation etc., which will help improve their health and general well being. In most of the Tree Parks Children’s play areas have been developed for their enjoyment and physical activities.

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  • What is a “Tree Park”

    Tree Park is an area having predominantly tree growth, both natural and planted, along with herbs, shrubs, climbers etc. The purpose of creating Tree Parks in or near urban locations is to provide urban dwellers an opportunity to experience nature at accessible distance. Further basic public amenities such as walking path, nature trails, drinking water facilities, children play area, toilets etc., are developed for the benefit of general public in Tree Parks.

  • Which year Government of Karnataka initiated Tree Park Scheme

    The Government of Karnataka initiated the Tree Park scheme in the financial year 2011-12.

  • What are the objectives of Tree Park Scheme

    Tree Park scheme aims to provide natural environment to the urban dwellers at accessible distance to enhance appreciation about nature among them. Tree Parks have been established near cities/ towns so that urban dwellers can experience nature as well as engage in activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, yoga, meditation etc., which will help improve their health and general well being. In most of the Tree Parks children play areas have been developed for their enjoyment and physical activities.

  • What are the guidelines regarding implementation of Tree Park Scheme

    The Tree Park scheme is a unique scheme initiated for the first time in Karnataka. The scheme has evolved over the years since its inception and guidelines have been issued from time to time. As per the guidelines, all Tree Parks should have a Detailed Project Report (DPR) with survey sketch of the Tree Park marked with list of ongoing works as well as proposed works. All activities have to be as per approved DPR. The Tree Park scheme intends to provide basic amenities to the general public while maintaining the natural set up of the area, while taking into consideration site specific requirements of the area.

  • How many Tree Parks have been established in Karnataka

    Since the inception of Tree Park scheme in the year 2011-12, a total number of 132 Tree Parks have been developed.

  • What are the benefits of Tree Park for general public

    The Tree Parks have been created primarily for creating nature awareness among general public, particularly children, while providing them a place for recreation and relaxation. Protection of the tree growth provides environmental benefits such as clean air, water, improved water table etc.

  • Does Government of Karnataka have plans to create new tree parks

    New Tree Parks may be created provided suitable area is available near an urban area not covered under Tree Park Scheme so far, subject to availability of funds and approval by competent authority. Govt. is committed to create at least one Tree Park per assembly constituency.

  • What is the mechanism put in place with regards to maintenance of Tree Parks

    For maintenance of Tree Parks, a committee is constituted under the chairmanship of the concerned Territorial Deputy Conservator of Forests and representatives of other Departments, people representatives of the area, local experts etc. Occasionally budgetary support is also extended for maintenance of Tree Parks.

  • What are the responsibilities of general public in maintenance of tree parks

    Since Tree Park is an asset created for public, it is their responsibility to maintain cleanliness and avoid littering the area with waste material. They should also report to the concerned forest officer if any unauthorized or illegal activity is observed. They should also help the concerned officials in case of fire incidents.

  • Whether Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds can be utilized for improvement and maintenance of Tree Parks

    Since Government funding is limited, CSR funds is welcome in Tree Parks. However any activity should be taken up in accordance with the approved Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the concerned Tree Park.