Terracon Ecotech Recently Concluded Tree Inventory Project with Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation

The company has developed its proprietary software VrukshSharad+ (VS+) to manage, analyze, map and search key elements of tree inventory

Terracon Ecotech – The single largest Tree Census conducting Group in the country with the highest number of successfully LOGO-Terraconcompleted projects on Tree Census with prestigious institutions like Municipal Corporations of Thane, Mira Bhaindar, Khopoli, Palghar, Islampur etc. has recently concluded it’s yet another Tree Inventory project with Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation having enumerated 11.3 lacs trees. The Corporation will take a call on whether to complete the study, with 3.5 lac more trees still to be enumerated. Terracon Ecotech has also enumerated over 2.5 lac trees for Kolhapur Municipal Corporation and is expected to complete the work by end of this year.

Various reputed corporate like L&T, HPCL, Hindustan Zinc, ACC, Tata Power, etc. have also shown trust along with the government agencies in Terracon Ecotech for its detailed and scientifically implemented Tree Inventory/Census and other biodiversity services.

Terracon is India’s first company to incorporate the application of advanced geo-informatics (GIS & GPS) in tree census & natural resource inventory. It captures all relevant attributes of each tree during field visits by qualified botanists / taxonomists such as species, girth, height, age, canopy, health, location etc. while adding several other attributes from the vast knowledge bank of the company. This enables Terracon to provide much-needed insight and baseline data for decision-making by Municipal Bodies.

Dr Ramesh Madav, Director – Ecology & Restoration, Terracon Ecotech, who has over 30 years of experience in the environment industry and involved in over 20 tree census projects across the country, said, “Tree inventory helps in creating a robust baseline, estimating green cover, maintenance needs, carbon sequestration capacity and biomass potential in the project area. In order to enhance the accuracy, manage and analyze the data, we have also developed proprietary software VrukshSharad+ (VS+) to manage, map and search key elements of the inventory”.

Vrukshsharad+ (VS+) is proprietary user- friendly, tree inventory software that can capture and retrieve floral data, as well as provide quick search results and analytical tools.

The leading ecological solutions provider not only captures the location of each tree, it also calculates the carbon sequestration potential of the area under study and prepares a conservation / action plan for improvement of green cover of the city. This helps in identifying gaps in the carbon emission and absorption profile of the area. Terracon Ecotech, in collaboration with Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, had measured and analyzed the carbon absorption rates of top 100 species that are commonly found in tropical India.

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