India lost nearly 2 million hectares of tree cover between 2001 and 2020
This represents an overall decrease of nearly 5% tree cover over the last two decades. India will have nearly 814 million urban dwellers by 2050, compared to approximately 471 million in 2019. It is critical to add and maintain urban forest cover in cities.
Urban forest parks by Acacia Eco Trust was inspired by the Japanese concept of forest bathing (Shinrin yoku), defined as a visit to the forest for relaxation and to improve one's health.
These parks so dense that they are rightfully named ‘Oxygen Parks’, and integrates usable green spaces into its design. Local communities and residents are involved in the entire process - from park design to plantation and maintenance.