Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) forest department is yet to start the tree census. It is learnt that it has been more than one month of since Project Vruksha brought the census of the trees in the Pattabhiramnagar ward in public domain.

In November 2018, chief forest conservative officer R Gokul's first points were the plantation drive and tree census and certification. To achieve the targets Vijay Nishanth, the tree doctor had suggested appointing tree health specialists too.

Nishanth told Deccan Chronicle, “I have been doing this on my two-wheeler for the past several years and Project Vruksha foundation was the first in the city to treat trees. But we need to have proper census first and then we can proceed further. We need to take care of the trees or else the target of conservation will never be met.”

He added that he proposed the appointment of health specialists, but tree census is important. He also said he is apprising the urban population about the importance of conservation and how to carry out the census.

He also added that it is understood that even Lalbagh does not have a separate tree clinic. Nishanth has been approached by volunteers from Gurugram and Mysuru to carry out the census.