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List of Heritage and Reserved Trees in Delhi

New Delhi is the capital city of India and is one of the most polluted city in the World rated by the World Health Organization (WHO). In September 2016, the Govt. of NCT of Delhi decided to declare old trees in Delhi and NCR to be recognized as the “Natural Heritage” or the “Heritage Trees”.

The list include the trees which have survived for more than 100 years and the trees like Jamun (Java Plum), Pilkhan (Ficus virens), Shahtoot (Mulberry), Kadam (Neolamarckia cadamba) and Bargad (banyan). The Govt. have already recognized 18 threes in Delhi and NCR region.

List of Natural Heritage Trees in Delhi

Tree NamePlace
Banyan TreeBhikaji Cama Place
Mango TreeLodhi Garden
Arjuna TreeRaj Ghat Memorial
Ashoka TreeRaj Ghat Memorial
Salvadora TreeQutub Mosque
Banyan TreeIndia Gate
Ailanthus treeTughlakabad
Neem TreeTeen Murti
Ailanthus treeNehru Park
Banyan TreeNational School of Drama
Banyan TreeVera Mission
Banyan TreeKatwaria Sarai Central Park
Somalia TreeTeen Murti Garden
Neem TreeQadam Sharif Masjid
Pilkhan TreeDeer Park, Hauz Khas
Imli treeArt Village, Hauz Khas
Banyan TreeJain Muni Dadabari
Khirni treeChirag Delhi Dargah

These trees to be embellished with historical descriptive sign boards to spread awareness among the people about the ecological, botanical and historical values of the trees.  The sign board will also include notice to warn the people against damaging and harming the tree.

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The motive behind tagging the trees as “Heritage Trees” is the encourage tourism and aspire people in building-up greener and cleaner tomorrow.

Efforts by the Govt of Delhi could be a great initiative in conserving trees in the city which is already tagged as the most polluted city in the world by the International Organization, WHO.