The other important consideration while choosing species for plantation is diversity – of plant species, as well as, plant forms. The more the diversity of plant species, the more will be the overall diversity supported by the greenery, making it resilient to natural or artificial disturbances. Similarly, the more the diversity of plant forms, the more layered will be the greenery, helping it absorb more sunlight, heat and rainwater, making it productive and robust.
So, please do plant whenever and wherever you can. And please do choose as many types and forms of natives as possible – large trees, small trees, shrubs, climbers, creepers, herbs… Happy Biodiversity Day!