85th Tree Appreciation Walk, 9th July at Silonda, Borivali National Park,Mumbai

Dear Friends,

The arrival of the monsoon is reawakening of life…..it has descended and settled down in Mumbai beautifully…… the rains have drenched the earth ….there is a buzz of activities in all form of life….the world has come alive……The season to celebrate without any reason has arrived………the smell of earth lured me & Dr Usha to visit trails in SGNP……sharing some picture of the forest……..our next Tree Walk is in the forest….. National Park, Borivali on 9th July at 7.30.
The 85thth walk is on Sunday 9th July, 2017
Venue: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali
Time: 7.30
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Meeting Point: NIC centre, about 5 min away from the main gate.
Please buy your ticket at the ticket window which is about Rs.60/- per head and Rs. 161/- for the car.

Also note we have to pay Rs 75/- to forest department for entering the trail and Rs 25/- for the forest guide. Please pay the said money to your group leader and kindly bring exact change so we do not waste time]

Most Important:
1. Silonda Trail is a restricted area and we have taken permission to conduct the walk there. It is about 1 km inside the park from the main gate.


2. Please register with us by 8thJuly by email to both of us, as we have to inform the forest office in advance.


3. Its not possible for us to arrange for the vehicle from gate to Silonda, please make your own arrangements to reach there which is just 1 km from the main gate. Please do car pooling…do little net working.


Very Important : Please Don’t be late, specially those who are coming for the 1st time for the trail in the park & not familiar with the area….there will be other groups also for their walks and it will be very difficult to locate us once we leave for Silonda. Also the que for tickets will be very long so do come early.

And as you all are aware that in forest we have to follow certain Do’s & Don’ts……..Here are some….


a) Please wear dull cloths only……preferably dark green, brown, black.

b) No plastics bags or wrappers…..carry food or snacks in boxes which you carry back home.

c) Carry Odomos or any mosquito repellent, drinking water.

f) Have proper rain wear & good rainy shoes.

g] Stay with the group.

h] Each one responsible for their own safety .

I] Take nothing from nature.
Leave nothing behind except your footprints.
Take lots of pictures and memories.

Park gate opens at 7.30 am.

List of the trees which we are planning to show will be send later.

Hope to see you all,



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Silonda Trail SGNP 85th TAW 9.7.2017

Plant list Key t=Tree/Shrub.C=Climber h=Herb

no Common name Botanical Name Family
1 Norvel Dioscorea bulbifera Dioscoreaceae c
2 Bartondi Morinda tinctoria Rubiaceae t
3 Kurchi Holarrhena antidysentrica Apocynaceae t
4 Gulvel Tinosporia cordifolia Menispermaceae c
5 Silky Elephant Glory Argyreia nervosa Convolvulaceae c
6 Charoli/Chirongi Buchnania lanzan Anacardiaceae t
7 Ambat Vel Cayratia trifolia Vitaceae c
8 Panichi Vel Cissus repanda Vitaceae c
9 Ghot Vel Smilax zeylanica Smilaceae c
10 Haldu Haldina cordifolia Rubiaceae t
11 Mahuva Madhuca indica Sapotaceae t
12 Sandpaper Tree Streblus asper Moraceae t
13 Forest Beanstalk


Derris scandens Fabaceae c
14 Bokhada Casearia graveolens Salicaceae t
15 Kusum Schleichera oleosa Sapindaceae t
16 Kal lavi Gloriosa superba Liliaceae c
17 Ghot Bor Ziziphus zylopyrus Rhamnaceae t
18 Cup&Saucer Breynia retusa Euphorbiaceae t
19 Teak Tectona grandis Lamiaceae t
20 Chhota Padar Stereospermum tetragonum Bignoniaceae t


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One thought on “85th Tree Appreciation Walk, 9th July at Silonda, Borivali National Park,Mumbai

  1. Enjoyed the tree walk as this was my 2nd tree appreciation walk with Usha mam n Renee mam. It’s a jungle trail so came to know about different kinds of trees n bushes n it’s use in our life or to the nature. Now after going for such walks when ever I will see any plant will try to make out which one is this?

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