It was sometime in June 2005 that the first stirrings of a new movement for trees began in Chennai.

Nizhal's vision is to be an effective catalyst in greening urban areas, with a special focus on regenerating biodiversity.

Nizhal believes that real progress in nature conservation demands sincere partnerships based on mutual trust with local communities, organizations and citizens, especially young people.

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Engage with Nizhal volunteers in a green initiative as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility program; participate in various aspects of sensitive greening of an area.

Donate and fund a Green Initiative of your choice, —
‘PalliyilNizhal ‘ green schools program in underprivileged schools

  • setting up of Tree Parks ,
  • setting up of Herbal Gardens
  • greening of an area/ neighborhood leading to regeneration of lost biodiversity

Our volunteers are available to assist you in your green endeavours and facilitate programs that connect your employees with communities requiring green volunteers. 

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You too can start a green park revolution in your area. Identify a public land and approach us. We will connect you to the local Corporation authorities and guide you through the process!

Join the movement in your area/ Start a movement in your area.
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Arrange for / enroll for a tree walk. 
To participate in or organize a tree walk, write to

Survey trees in your area. 
To conduct a tree survey, download the Tree survey form and Guidelines. Volunteers at Nizhal are available to assist you with any questions write to

Report abuse of trees/tree felling by calling the Chennai Corporation.
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We welcome your contributions
towards the cause of urban greening and promoting community participation

Details for contributions:

Online Transfer to: Nizhal, HDFC Bank

A/c No – 13051450000120

IFSC code: HDFC0001305