Delhi LG plants 300 cherry blossom, chinar saplings on 3 Yamuna Islands


Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Sunday planted 300 saplings (150 each) of cherry blossom and chinar at three islands in the Yamuna between Qudsia Ghat and ITO Barrage as part of the Yamuna rejuvenation in particular and national capital’s beautification in general.
Delhi’s lush green landscape, particularly those surrounding the river Yamuna, will resplend with the swaths of pink and white cherry blossom and the hues of amber, red and yellow Chinar leaves like never before, said an official.
Apart from cherry blossom and chinar, over 1,400 saplings of other floral species that include kachnar, weeping willow, semal, bottle brush, bougainvillea and kaner, were also planted on Yamuna islands. 150 saplings of cherry blossom, 150 of chinar, 850 of bougainvillea and 571 of kaner were planted.