On my grandmother’s 90th birthday, on 19th September 2010, she planted two saplings at Puttehahalli Lake.
The first was a Kadamba, that along with most of the other saplings planted on that stretch did not survive. The ground underneath has a lot of plastic, and this could be one of the reasons. The area is now a butterfly garden with lots of shrubs.
The second sapling is now this Badminton Ball tree! (Thanks to Susheela for sending the pics.)
19th Sep 2017
While scanning through the pictures over the years (ones I’d taken and others shared by those who visit the lake), we see the steady growth of this tree, loving nurtured by those who maintain the premises.
24th May 2016 / 29th Dec 2014 / 6th Dec 2013
19th Sep 2010
My g’mom turns 97 today! She is still mobile and keeping reasonably well, but her memory comes to her in waves. Not sure she remembers Puttenahalli Lake or the tree she planted. I am not sure she would recognise the place even if she did! In the span of seven years, the changes are immense. Check out PNLIT’s website here to see how the lake has developed these past 7 years.