Bhubaneswar, October 24 (LocalWire): The city authorities have decided to use ornamental creepers for beautification of non-flowering trees and space below the flyover to give the city a new look and better aesthetics.
This beautification drive will be taken up at the parks owned by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), as well as road-side spaces across the city and emphasis will be on the use of indigenous creepers so that their growth and health would be uniform with minimal monitoring.
The decision was taken because the creepers that bloom will not only help arrest erosion and weed suppression, but also because the flowers will add colour and make the landscape more beautiful, sources said, adding that since the creepers grow quickly they are ideal for fast and noticeable changes to landscape aesthetic.
The plantation will initially be carried out in 11 parks, including five city-level parks and six colony-level parks, while the plan will be implemented in other parks across the city later this year.
Creepers will also be planted on roadside trees, with special attention given to creepers which bloom in winter, the major tourist season.
Horticulture and landscape experts working for BDA and BMC have found that the non-flowering plants despite having dense and beautiful foliage could not attract visitors to the parks and roadside landscapes and believe that flowering creeper could help achieve the desired result.