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Art & Craft Village Islamabad Tree Plantation Drive

Spring Tree Plantation Campaign 2016 organized by Environment Wing CDA in collaboration with Citizens, Students, NGOs, Traders and Educational Institutions is scheduled on 7th March in Fatima Jinah Park F-9, in Islamabad.
Trees and shrubs play major role in improving the urban landscape and help protect the city environment. Trees and shrubs meet different needs for food, shelter, energy and aesthetic in the city. Urban woodlands and forest areas beyond the city offer respite if only for while, from the pressure of the daily life. The skilful choice of trees and shrubs together with mainipulation and design of space in urban development and land management for people or wildlife leads to the creation of stimulus environment.

Trees growing in their natural environment survive without our help but trees grown near building or roads need skilful selection of species and good care to make them worth and safe for the life and property. The selection of trees and shrubs species for suburban (Margalla Hills) and Urban (Islamabad city) Areas essentially depend on the objectives of tree and shrub plantation plan as under:


Margallah Hills in Islamabad have been declared as National Park since 1980 to conserve the existing flora and fauna. The selection of trees and shrubs species for plantation in Margallah Hills is limited to natural trees and plants species including:

  • Chir Pine (Pinus roxburghii)
  • Olive (Olea ferruginea)
  • Phulai (Acacia modesta)
  • Celtis (Celtis asustralis)
  • Snatha (Donoea viscose)

Major local flowering trees and shrubs of Margallah include:

  • Dhak (Butea frondosa)
  • Anar (Punicum grantum)
  • Pear ((Pyrus pasha)
  • Kachnar (Bauhinia variegate)
  • Amaltas (Casia fistula)
  • Woodfordia (Woodfordia fruticosa)
  • Jasmine (Jasminum humile)
  • Holmskioldia (Holmskiodia sanguine)
Tree Benifits


  • Trees produce Oxygen
  • Trees clean the air
  • Trees control noise pollution
  • Trees slow storm water runoff
  • Trees act as windbreaks
  • Trees increase property value
  • Trees enhance beauty
  • Trees provide habitat to wildlife
  • Trees provide shade
  • Trees provide Fruits


In order to improve the landscape and living environment of the Islamabad the traits like color or blossom, shade, form or shape, scent and free from disease and nuisance are considered during the selection of trees and shrubs for given location. The following are the best choice of species for different green sites in Islamabad.

  • Greenbelts - Trees: Siris (Albizia lebbek,) Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia), Sapium chinensis), Kachna (Buahinia variegate), Amatas (Casia fistula), Gul Nishter (Erithrina indica), Silver Oak (Grevilea robusta) Arjun, Ficus Pelicon (Ficus pelican), Sukh Chain, Dhak (Butea frondosa), Pear (Pyrus pasha), Plum Peaches (Prunus padus) Shrubs: Tecoma stans, Holmskiodia.
  • Median Strips - Trees: -Gab, Alstonia, Amaltas, Kachnar, Largestromia, Stercolia, Brochicotton, Citrus, Washingtonia Palms
  • Shrubs: - Ficus hawi, Bougainvillea, Casia glauca, Plambago, Hypericum, Hamelia pattens, Jatropha, Erithrina blacki, Hibiscus, Psuedonia, Silvery, Duranta, Roses.
  • Avenues - Chir pine, Jacoranda, Almltas, Kachnar, Fiddle wood, Kanak champa
  • Streets - Celtis, Arjun, Silver Oaks, Ficus Pelicon
  • Parks/Playfields - Ficus pelican, Sukh chain, Michelia, Hibisucs, Fics Green, Ficus hawi
  • Parking Areas - Bakain, Sukh Chain, Ficus Retusa, Bischofia
  • Nullahs - Salix, Poplar, Jaman, Arjun
  • House Fronts - Alstonia, Plumaria Obtusa, Magnolia, Ponsitea, Ashok, Peaches, Moraya, Palms
  • Grills/Walls - Chlorodendron, Bougainvillea, Honey Suckle, Rangoon creeper, Bomentia, Tecoma grandi flora.
  • Rockeries - Phoenix, Yucca, Agave, Asparagus, Cactus, Begonia, Juniper, Ruselia, Duranta, Iresine.
  • Indoor - Aglaonema, Aucuba, Beaucarnea, Cladium, Coleus, Cycas, Dracaena, Dieffenbachia, Ficus benjmina, Pilea, Scheflera.


"I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights. The friendly shade screening you from the summer sun, and my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your thirst as you tourney on". " I am the beam that holds your house. The boras of your table. The bed on which you lie, and the timber that builds your boat". " I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead, the wood of your cradle, and the shell of your coffin". "I am the bread of kindness and the flower of beauty". "Ye who pass by listen to my prayer; "Harm me not"

Contact Us:

MEMBER (Environment)
Ph. 92-51-9252606

DG (Environment), F-9 Park
Ph : 92-51-9261786