Painting the countryside green!


Thummala Tulasaiah thinks ‘massive,’ sows over 10,000 seeds for sustainable surroundings.

He has sown extra than 10,000 seeds in and around Tirupati and is eager to plant neighborhood and large plant types.

Planting saplings in visitor homes and the woodland fringe regions as a settlement worker in the TTD’s Forest Department is not any huge deal for 47-year-antique Thummala Tulasaiah.

Looking beyond his profession, he has sown over 10,000 seeds in public locations consisting of bunds along with tanks, water canals, and bus stops, imparting the tons-wanted inexperienced cover within the geographical region.


Trees having nonsecular significance, including ‘jamming,’ ‘module’ and ‘neem,’ were planted within temples in the village.
‘Huge bushes needed.’

Even as the focal point is transferring towards planting brief, shadeless types, including crotons and ornamental flora within the name of aesthetics, Tulasaiah feels that it infrequently presents any greenery.

Most seeds sown by him belong to the large tree households including Banyan, peepal, and tamarind, which give a much broader cover, for that reason giving coloration to human beings, refuge to animals, insects, and birds.

“Even in public parks, the absence of large timber is pretty conspicuous. The idea is not just to develop greenery but create a vibrant atmosphere and preserve biodiversity, wherever possible,” he instructed The Hindu.

He says that bushes with a huge cover assist in retaining soil moisture, thus preventing the land from getting hot in the summer season, as being witnessed now.

Most of the large trees normally fall victim to road-widening tasks and pre-emptive pruning if they come under-strength strains. When such large bushes are felled, saplings of rapid-developing flowers and shadeless trees are planted in their region as a “short-restoration solution” to reveal greenery inside months, which, but isn’t always sustainable.

“Many wide varieties are long gone nowadays. The ‘Pippa’ (mahua) bushes planted masses of years ago at Cherlopally village near Tirupati are the most effective remnants of perennial greenery that bubble with lifestyles,” he observes.
Lasting answer

As a forest worker, he unearths larger bushes as a long-lasting method of keeping animals inside the woods and stopping them from straying into human habitations.

Tulasaiah runs a nursery at Thondavada village, in which he has bought more than 30,000 lawn plants and over 1,500 saplings of medicinal plants.

He may have advanced landscaping in the gardens of Tirumala guest houses. However, his coronary heart always beats for large timber.