The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has initiated the first-ever tree census in areas under its jurisdiction. This involves counting, marking, and geo-tagging all trees in parks and public spaces. The manual phase of the exercise is expected to take 15 days, followed by geo-tagging in the second phase. Each tree will be marked with a serial number, and the collected data will include the number of trees, their age, health, and conditions. The goal is to help residents and authorities understand, prioritize, plan, and take action for the maintenance and preservation of green spaces. The census covers an area of 1397.3 sqkm divided into 12 zones and 250 municipal wards, with the involvement of around 4,000 workers in the counting process. The comprehensive data collected will aid in efficient green space management, control illegal tree cutting, and promote plantation in areas with less greenery.

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