Gifting Trees and Bonsais-The Do's and Don'ts for a Sustainable Future

Gifting Trees and Bonsais-

The Do’s and Don’ts for a Sustainable Future

Table of Contents

  1. The importance of gifting trees
  2. Choose the right type of tree
  3. Consider the recipient’s location and climate
  4. Planting instructions and aftercare
  5. Be mindful of invasive species
  6. Don’t gift potted or bare-root trees
  7. Avoid buying from untrustworthy sources
  8. Don’t forget to research local laws and regulations
  9. Make sure the recipient is ready to take on the responsibility
  10. Don’t gift trees as a one-time solution
  11. Encourage the recipient to involve the community
  12. Don’t overlook the importance of maintenance and pruning
  13. Be creative in how you present the gift
  14. Consider alternative ways of supporting reforestation
  15. Conclusion
  16. FAQs

1. The importance of gifting trees.

Gifting trees and Bonsais is an excellent way to promote sustainability and contribute to a greener future. Trees offer numerous benefits, such as absorbing carbon dioxide, providing shade, and improving air quality, Bonsais are excellent stress busters and attract positive chi in the vicinity. Additionally, they serve as habitats for wildlife and prevent soil erosion.gifting trees

2. Choose the right type of Gifting tree

  • Choosing the right type of gifting tree species is crucial to ensure its survival and effectiveness in promoting sustainability.
  • Research the different types of trees and their characteristics to choose the one that best suits the recipient’s location and climate.
  • Consider factors such as the amount of sunlight, soil type, and water availability. {Fore more click here}.
  • Money Plants and various indoor species & Ficus Bonsais qualify as the most suitable Gifting Trees. 

3. Consider the recipient’s location and climate

Before gifting tree or a Bonsai, consider the recipient’s location and climate to ensure that it can thrive in its environment. Trees require specific conditions to grow, and gifting a tree that cannot adapt to the recipient’s environment is counterproductive to sustainability goals.

Never go for exotic species for Gifting purposes, as they require special attention to survive and thrive. A bad-looking Gift is the worst one. bonsai, garden, japan-3661418.jpg

3.1 The Imported Gifting Trees and Bonsais

International trade over the year has opened up the easy availability of Imported Gifting trees and Bonsais in the open market. There are many cheap options also available in the Market, which certainly catches one’s eye. It is scientifically proven that trees from far-off countries should not encourage as they come with certain unknown Insect pests and Diseases. COVID-19 is one such example of unrestricted imports. 

3.2 The Soil of Imported Trees and Bonsais

One should not encourage the practice of buying and gifting trees and Bonsais of foreign origin which are potted in Plastic or ceramic containers. The Plant Protection and Quarantine Department, Government of India, makes it mandatory for quarantine of such live plants and Bonsais to quarantine for a certain period to be free from Pests and Diseases. It is also mandatory that these should not carry soil of foreign origin.

We also must avoid buying such Gifting plants and Bonsais which are violating the prescribed norms. Now that you have understood that these imported ones are not planted in soil, now consider what will happen to them, if you gift them as it is.

They will not survive much longer and will eventually die out, giving a bad name to the Gifting person. 

The plants and bonsais are planted in coco peat, which cannot provide adequate nutrition to the Trees or Bonsais. One must check the medium in which these imported species are planted, before buying and gifting. We must Buy locally and support our farmers who grow Gifting Plants and Bonsais. 

4. Planting instructions and aftercare

Providing planting instructions and aftercare advice is essential to ensure the tree’s survival. Consider including a pamphlet or guidebook that details how to plant the tree and the necessary aftercare, such as watering and pruning.

All the Bonsais from Delhi Bonsai come with car guidance and dedicated customer support on 9999788064. The customers of Delhi & NCR also have the facility to bring back bonsai, if there is any need arises. 

5. Be mindful of invasive species

Some species of trees can become invasive and cause harm to the ecosystem. Before gifting a tree, research whether the species is invasive in the recipient’s location and avoid gifting it if it is. A list of suitable Gifting trees and Bonsais has been compiled which can be seen here

6. Don’t gift bare-root trees and Potted imported trees and bonsais. 

Bare-root trees have a lower survival rate compared to those planted directly in the ground. Instead, opt for gifting a small sapling or seedling that can grow into a strong and healthy tree, if you are going for an exotic variety. Look for the potted trees or Bonsais which are well established in the pots and trays with adequate nutrients and soil mixture. 

7. Avoid buying from untrustworthy sources

Ensure that you purchase the tree from a reputable and trustworthy source to avoid introducing pests or diseases to the recipient’s environment. {Read for more}

8. Don’t forget to research local laws and regulations

Research local laws and regulations before gifting a tree to ensure that it complies with any planting or environmental restrictions as stated above in detail. 

9. Make sure the recipient is ready to take on the responsibility

Planting a tree requires a level of commitment and responsibility. Ensure that the recipient is willing and able to take on the responsibility of caring for the tree before gifting it.

10. Don’t gift trees as a one-time solution

Gifting a tree should not be a one-time solution. Encourage the recipient to view the tree as a long-term investment in sustainability and continue to care for it for years to come.

10.1 Gifting Trees and Bonsai- Do’s and Don’ts

  • Gift locally grown Indian Plants and Bonsai.
  • Put  little water before Gifting
  • Give care instruction with a Gift
  • Check the status of potting mix before buying.
  • Check that plant is well established in the pot and is not freshly planted.
  • Never gift plants and bonsai planted in pure cocopeat.
  • Ask the seller, if the imported plants are well-sanitized according to the Indian environment.
  • Don’t Gift exotic plant species. 
  • Do Not gift a box – packaged Plants and Bonsais.

11. Encourage the recipient to involve the community

Encourage the recipient to involve the community in the planting and care of the tree. This can create a sense of ownership and promote awareness of sustainability efforts. Delhi Bonsai has a healthy community of Bonsai enthusiasts who are connected on FaceBook. Here regular updates are provided to nurture the hobby of Gardening and Bonsai Making.

Regular videos are being updated season-wise and variety-wise to care for and maintenance of Gifting Bonsais on youtube. Pl, subscribe to this channel for regular updates. 

12. Don’t overlook the importance of maintenance and pruning

Regular maintenance and pruning of Bonsais are essential to ensure the tree’s health and longevity. Encourage the recipient to learn how to properly care for the tree and schedule regular maintenance to promote its growth.

13. Be creative in how you present the gift

Gifting a tree can be a unique and thoughtful gesture. Consider presenting the tree in a creative way, such as in a decorative planter or personalized pot.

14. Consider alternative ways of supporting reforestation

If gifting a tree is not feasible, consider alternative ways of supporting reforestation efforts. This can include donating to a tree-planting organization or supporting sustainable forestry practices.

15. Conclusion

Gifting a tree or a Bonsai is an excellent way to promote sustainability and contribute to a greener future. However, it requires knowledge and attention to ensure that it aligns with sustainability goals. By following these do’s and don’ts, you can ensure that the gift of a tree is a meaningful and impactful contribution to sustainability efforts.

FAQs

  1. Can I gift a tree to someone who lives in an apartment? Yes, you can gift a tree to someone who lives in an apartment. Consider gifting a small potted tree that can be placed on a balcony or indoors.

  2. How do I know which type of tree to gift? Research the different types of trees and their characteristics to choose the one that best suits the recipient’s location and climate. Consider factors such as the amount of sunlight, soil type, and water availability.

  3. Can I gift a tree in a public space? Gifting a tree in a public space requires permission from the appropriate authorities. Research local laws and regulations before gifting a tree to ensure that it complies with any planting or environmental restrictions.

  4. What should I do if the recipient does not want to care for the tree? If the recipient is not willing or able to care for the tree, consider alternative ways of supporting reforestation efforts.

  5. How long does it take for a tree to grow? The growth rate of a tree depends on the type of tree and environmental conditions. Some trees can take years to reach maturity, while others can grow more quickly.

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