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Trees of Chandigarh

Chhatar Singh (Author) Rajnish Wattas (Author) Harjit Singh Dhillon (Author)

Chandigarh, one of the greatest experiments in urban planning of the 20th century, is today as much famous for its landscaping, as it is for its architecture. An important feature of its planning was the recognition accorded to landscaping as an integral component of its master plan from the very inception. Today, Chandigarh presents a visual delight of a harmonious blend of buildings, trees and other landscape elements embellishing the skyline. Thus, it was significant that the valuable lessons obtained from the tree plantation experience of Chandigarh, be recorded and preserved for posterity. Therefore, this book is an attempt to bring together in a single volume basic information about the tree plantation of Chandigarh. The book is broadly divided into two components. The first component comprises critical essays on the inception, planning and the actual results as visible today, of Chandigarh’s tree plantation; and the second component is a directory of major tree species growing in Chandigarh, to enable their easy identification in the city. Nearly 200 colour pictures supplement the text to make the book more useful. It has been designed primarily for the lay reader with a keen interest in: where, why and what trees exist in Chandigarh; and how they integrate with its overall landscape. It is in fact, a user-friendly reference book for all trees loving people of Chandigarh and elsewhere.

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About the authors

Chhatar Singh

Chhatar Singh belongs to the Indian Administrative Service. He has a keen and scholarly interest in nature and environment. Presently, he is on assignment with the Government of India.

Rajnish Wattas

Rajnish Wattas is a Professor in the Chandigarh College of Architecture, where he has been undertaking numerous studies of Chandigarh’s architecture and landscape design – with special reference to its trees. He is a prolific and known writer-photographer with a large number of contributions in national newspapers and prestigious journals on architecture, nature, landscape design, travel and other human interest features.

Harjit Singh Dhillon

Harjit Singh Dhillon is a horticulturist with the Chandigarh Administration. He has been associated with various prestigious avenue plantation projects and the development of gardens in the city. He combines the richness of field experience with academic interests. Presently, he is on a foreign assignment in the Sultanate of Oman, as a horticulture expert.

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Bibliographic information

Title Trees of Chandigarh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170189764, 9789350502471
length xii+204p., Figures; Col. Plates; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 28cm.