The role of trees as a critical part of urban infrastructure. From management point of view, the Forests in Chandigarh may be categorized in Wildlife Sanctuary Area and City Reserved & Unclassed Forests Areas.
The objective of management of forests in sanctuary area is to conserve the Soil & Moisture in the Catchment of Sukhna Lake and to improve the Wildlife habitat inside Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) and Reserved & Unclassed Forests of Chandigarh are to maintain and improve the greenery in the city, providing Ex-Situ Plant Research Areas.
In urban forestry providing various recreational avenues to the citizens, such as NagarVan, Shivalik Arboretum, Butterfly Park, Peacock Park, City Bird Sanctuary, Botanical Garden etc. One of these creations is “NAGAR VAN- CITY FOREST”
CONCEPT OF CITY FOREST
City forest has been established under Nagar Van Udyan Yojana, which is an urban forestry scheme of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. It was inaugurated on 24th April, 2018 by the Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore. Maximum efforts have been made to keep this area natural without disturbing the natural habitat of existing fauna. The forest department has made a lot of efforts in order to develop the Nagar Van which is indeed commendable and deserve appreciation.
FACILITIES IN CITY FOREST
• Nature Trail
• Sitting Benches
• Interpretative Signages