Contact Us

If you need to report a tree felling alert in Pune then this is what we recommend you do:

a) you first contact the Garden Superintendent Ashok Ghorpade  (all information given below) and inform him about the felling asking him if permission has been given for the same and to furnish the necessary permission

b) you simultaneously send an email to Vinita Deshmukh (all contact information given below) with photos if possible and apprise her of the situation including the conversation you have had with Ghorpade

c) if you are very keen to follow this up, make another call to the Area Garden inspector (see link below)

PLEASE TO REMEMBER A LOT OF TREES ARE SAVED WHEN CITIZENS (AND JUST NOT NGOS) REMAIN ON THE  FOREFRONT OF THE FOLLOW UP. PUNE TREE WATCH IS HERE TO HELP THE CITIZENS TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION AND FOLLOW THE ISSUE UP, BUT THE ONUS REMAINS ON THE COMPLAINANT AS WELL, SO PLEASE DO REMOVE TIME TO DO THE NEEDED FOLLOW UP WORK AND HELP US HELP YOU!

Overall and any communication

  • Vinita Deshmukh, convener Pune Tree Watch:  vinitapune@gmail.com. You can also send an SMS to 98230 36663

Tree Felling complaints in the Pune Municipal Corporation area

Pune Tree Watch members

Area
Name
Phone
Email
Mundhwa, Hadapsar
Col Sawhney
9325409626
computec@vsnl.com
Boat Club road, Koregaon Park
Feroza Saran
9850431237
ferozasaran@hotmail.com
Deccan area
Ajit
9890021010
Baner,Aundh
Subhojit Roy
Reena Ginwala
9850749445
9823034544
reenaginwala@gmail.com
Sushil Kumar
Imtiyaz Sheikh
NIBM, Kondhwa, Wanawadi,
982329101
99823974770
sus_usha@rediffmail.com
i2imtiyaz@gmail.com
Sunmeet Singh
NIBM, Kondhwa, Wanawadi
9011111124

Transplantation: Darshan Desai, Surat

greenolution@gmail.com

09825229081

Plantation guidance:

Ketaki Ghate, 9822659804, oikos@rediffmail.com

Sachin Walunj, 9850832592, sachin.walunj@saama.com

Sanjay Deshpande, 9822037109, smd156812@gmail.com

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20 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Dear Sir,

    Northeast Centre for Environmental Education and Research, Imphal is going to organise a campaign “Save Loktak Lake Campaign” in 10 plus cities of the country.

    Venues: Imphal, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati, Shillong, Pune, Hyderabad and more…..

    Loktak Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Northeast India. It has an area of 300sq km and has been recognised as Ramsar site in 1990. Keibul Lamjao, the only floating national park in the world is situated at the south west part of the lake. It is home to the endangered Manipur brow antlered deer ‘Sangai’ – Cervus eldi eldi and many plant species.

    The campaign will also be organised at the towns at the vicinity of the Lake i.e., Bishenpur and Thoubal.

    We are looking for partners in Pune for the Campaign. We will be highly grateful to you if Pune Treewatch could be our partner for the campaign in Pune.

    * We are talking with some people abroad as we are planning to make the campaign a worldwide event.

    With regards,
    Jibankumar
    ___________________________________________________________________
    For details, partnership and sponsorship, please contact
    Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh, ALS
    Managing Trustee, NECEER, Imphal
    Email: redjiban@yahoo.co.in

    • Hi

      How do you think Pune Tree Watch can help this campaign? do share more details

      Thanks
      Tasneem

      • ajit jadhav says:

        Hi
        Tasneem di
        how r u ..? sorry …for let…but last 2 year go i m so busy at my work and Family…i have one Child …his name is Samartha..now i m free…back to Pune Treewatch….we miss u so much…take care….
        Ajit Jadhav ( Deccan Area )
        9890021010 / 9921421010 / 9673821010
        sonujit@rediffmail.com

      • That is great news.. and glad to know you are doing well. .You know that we have a new coordinator who could use all your help. Please do get in touch with Vinita Deshmukh.. you can find her contact information on this blog

        Tasneem

  2. rajesh khera says:

    hi. pls advise if PTW works outside pmc limits.

    i have been frequenting villages along the river kundalika- some 50 kms ahead of mulshi dam on the way to bombay goa highway- and have witnessed mass cutting of trees.the area of the land could be anything between an acre to 5 0r 7 acres depending on the holding of the farmer. .this is a common practise.the land is owned by farmers.i guess the farmers are paid some 2ooo rs for every full truck of chopped wood.i can substantiate these with pictures taken lately.

    i am unaware if this is legally allowed. if not, we need to report the concerned forrest officials and the wood mafia who are working hand in hand.also we need to educate the villagers about the importance of trees.

    please do advise.

    cheers and good luck.

    rajesh.

  3. Dear Rajesh,

    Well, per se, we do not work actively outside PMC limits, but yes we have been making suggestions and solutions to people from outside of Pune.

    Does Kundalika come under the jurisdiction of the Maharashtra State Government? if so, then I coudl try and email some officials I know. Also, the Forest Conservation Act would be applicable in this regard, which states that permission for cutting only a certain variety of species needs the permission of the forest department.

    I am not in Pune, but you could send me the images on just.tasneem@gmail.com

    Hope all is well
    Tasneem

  4. rajesh khera says:

    hi tasneem.

    will mail u the pics soon.

    the area dos fall undr maha state govt.

    however i fail 2 understand- how is it permitted to cut trees on such a scale irrespective of the specie.and more so when v r talkin of combatting global warming.

    crazyyyyyyyyyyy, i find all this.

    cheers.hope u r doin good.

    regards

    rajesh.

  5. Samarpita says:

    Hi,
    I am a reporter from the Pune Times and I am interested in knowing about the latest environment related activities that you guys are doing. If possible I ll try to write some article on the new environment conservation activities happening in the city.

    Hoping for a positive reply.

    Regards,
    Samarpita

  6. Mustansir Engineer says:

    For the last one year I have notice that the just ahead of Ashoka Mews Society, Kondhwa, after passing the Nullah, on the right side there was a green patch. It is just opposite to Kondhwa police station on the right.

    I have notice that trees have vanished. I mean cut down. Right now also till date there is a tree felled down.

    Just want to bring to your notice whether the cutting is legal ?

    I have seen some beautiful birds, snakes, mongoose out there. I hope if there is still a way to save this part of green ecology.

    I pray if someone is listening then to notice this and save the green patch.

  7. Mustansir Engineer says:

    Sorry for the previous comment full of grammatical errors and statements..

    For the last one year I have noticed that after passing Ashoka Mews Society, Kondhwa, there is a Nullah on the right side. Adjacent to the Nullah on right side is an open space just opposite to the Kondhwa Police Station.

    I have seen trees chopped down in the last one year and the greenery is vanishing away from that space.

    I just want to bring to your notice whether the cutting of trees is legal and with due permissions from legal authorities.

    For each tree that was chopped down, were 3 nos. of trees replanted?

    I have seen some beautiful species of birds, snakes, mongoose out there. I hope if there is still a way to save this part of green ecology.

    I pray if someone is listening and will notice this issue and save the greenery.

  8. Smriti says:

    Can Anybody help stop tree cutting along Alandi road???Its really sad but dnt know whom to contact for the same…..

    • Dear Smriti

      We have some garden dept numbers on our contact list. Can you contact them first and see what is happenning. This needs more detail. We also have some members contact numbers given there. If you feel courageous enough, then you can contact one of the political member of the Pune Tree Authority Haji Zaakir Sheikh, 9689932120 else contact Ketaki Ghate, 9822659804. Keep us posted.. I will see what we can do from our side

  9. Jagdish Nauni says:

    My society sought permission for TYRIMMING some of the Gulmohar and Pipal trees which were encroaching in the Balcony and terraces some of he flats. PMC sent their team for this with an authority letter for TRIMMING & PRUNING of such trees. I saw them indiscriminately cutting thick branches and gave them clear instructions not to do so and do the trimming of the branches which were causing such inconvenience to the flat owners. They had started the same way but next day with the pressure fom few members they cut the branches with the girth of 6 -!0 inches or above. That day the brnches were cut. Next day I was shocked to see that three Gulmohar trees were cut from the main stem and the next day further towards the bottom. This was a wanton destruction of the trees, few members with the connivace of the contractor, the contractor would have been too happy to get good timber with least efforts. Only few were others were against this damage.I tried to contact the garden Supt, but did not get any response. The damage has already been done but I would like to know what can be done to avoid recurrence of such cases. Kindly guide me. Is there any guidelines from the PMC or any organisation which specifies the dia/ girth of the trees for PRUNING. Hope to get reply soon.Regards

  10. Nikhil says:

    Hello,
    I stay near City Pride Satara Road.
    I would like to know who can I contact if I see cutting of trees so that someone can come and stop them immidiately.

    • Dear Nikhil

      I have to apologise for the very delayed response but as a coordinator of PTW , i have shifted to Germany and for the past 1.5 years the group has not been very active (also as we depend on volunteer support). We now have a new coordinator – Vinita Deshmukh – and you can check out some more updates(contact details etc) as what you can do when a tree is being cut. I am late on this but I hope in future we are able to do something about this like we always have

      best

  11. kulkarni says:

    I tried calling telephone number but its ringing. There’s tree cutting at sinhagad road near navsha maruti area- Parijatak building. can someone help to protect this?

    • Dear Mr Kulkarni

      I have to apologise for the very delayed response but as a coordinator of PTW , i have shifted to Germany and for the past 1.5 years the group has not been very active (also as we depend on volunteer support). We now have a new coordinator – Vinita Deshmukh – and you can check out some more updates(contact details etc) as what you can do when a tree is being cut. I am late on this but I hope in future we are able to do something about this like we always have

      best

  12. anonymous says:

    I would like to complaint against the destruction of trees in Tejas Apartments, Subash Nagar,Vishrantwadi, Pune 35.
    They have cut down around 7-10 full grown trees which is a sad site to see. I request you to take strict action against this inhumane cutting of trees.

    • Dear Tejas,

      I have to apologise for the very delayed response but as a coordinator of PTW , i have shifted to Germany and for the past 1.5 years the group has not been very active (also as we depend on volunteer support). We now have a new coordinator – Vinita Deshmukh – and you can check out some more updates(contact details etc) as what you can do when a tree is being cut. I am late on this but I hope in future we are able to do something about this like we always have

      best
      tasneem

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