Despite a lot of new buildings and parking spaces coming up at PGI Chandigarh, the hospital campus has got 40% area under green cover. This was revealed in recently conducted tree census which was done by the department of horticulture.
PGI campus has a total area of 277 acres. Out of this, 75 acres of area consists of buildings, roads, parking spaces etc. The remaining area at PGI Chandigarh is under green cover. There are lawns, trees, shrubs, plants, hedges etc. The total green area at PGI campus in Chandigarh makes 40% of the total area.
If we talk about hospitals, having 40% of area under green cover is a remarkable thing. Private hospitals generally have less than 10% area under green cover and some don’t even have that. The green cover at PGI does not only helps the hospital to look good but these trees also have some impact on reducing the infection and cleaning the air. Here are few facts about the green cover at PGI Chandigarh.
Total number of trees at PGI = 4698 (As of Feb 2016).
Number of species = 40.
Oldest Tree = 200 year old Banyan Tree.
Major trees found at PGI = Mango, Mulberry (fruit trees), Alstonia, Chukrasia, Ashoka, Arjun, Khair, Amla, Shisham, Tun, Gulmohar, Amaltas, and Koelreuteria (flowering trees).
All the trees have been numbered in the recently conducted census. A minimum diameter of 6 cm was kept as standard to mark and count the trees at PGI campus in Chandigarh.
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