Why trees in gurgaon are termite infested ?

Gurgaon : A city that boasts of its 30% green belt might get a rude shock as a latest survey has revealed that Sub- terranean termites are eating into many trees , plants and shrubs, threatening their very existence in some areas of Gurgaon city. Total Number of trees in Gurgaon are constantly decreasing from it’s original number of 14.31 lakhs in year 2001. As such it is the need of the hour that govt. makes sincere efforts for Termite Treatment in Gurgaon.


Gurgaon is known for its lush green cover. Some of the trees here are older than 90 years and have witnessed the transformation of Gurgaon from an agricultural land to concrete jungle and skyscrapers. However, according to a Haryana Agricultura University over 39% of trees in Gurgaon are under attack by sub terranean termites.

The study, conducted by Forest Survey of India , North Zone, says that most of the trees along , Arjun Marg, Akashneem Marg, Amaltaas Marg and jacaranda Marg of DLF area of gurgaon are infested by termites. In fact, the DLF ,Sushant Lok and South City areas of Gurgaon have already lost considerable number of trees to termites attack and many more trees are about to collapse due to termite infestation. To make matters worse, the study warns that a lot of trees trees, are already weakened by Termite infestation and are are posing a threat to lives of commuters and adjoining residential buildings.


The worst affected tree species are Juliflora, Acacia Nilotica (Babul and Keekar), Eucalyptus (safeeda) and Azadirachta indica (Neem). The study says 37% trees in Golf course, Sohna road and extention have been damaged by termites in the absence of any protection from termites. It also says that most of the termite affected trees are on MG road . Many fruit bearing trees and other variety of vegetation are also affected by this tiny creature having voracious appetite for wood and for anything with cellulose. Besides, many varieties of trees are also leaning forward on roadsides, weighed down by termite infestation.


A senior officer from Forest Survey of India , Northen Zone said, ” Sub-terranean Termites have infected a large number of trees in Gurgaon and New Gurgaon area. City was built on agricultural land and that makes trees here prone to all types of termite infestation.

Many trees around Udyog Vihar, Old gurgaon , Sector-9, Sector-10 Sector-11 are also termite infected.He further added that proper and timely action is required to protect and preserve the trees by using appropriate anti-termite chemical.” If the current situation is allowed to persists and no action is taken , these trees will barely survive another 10-15 years. Eco-friendly and non toxic termite control measures should be adopted to protect gurgaon trees from these destructive creatures .These can be achieved by planting termite resistant varities of trees like neem trees or using aloevera. Termite colonies prevelent under the trees can further cross infest houses when the termite infested roots of tree passes under the foundation of a house.


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  1. Bhatt
    February 23, 2017 - 7:21 am

    interesting write up, this could probably be the reason for increased termite problems in houses all over the country

  2. Sanju
    January 1, 2018 - 12:51 pm

    Great information share on termite .
    Thanks for sharing this termite is very harmful for any plants and wood materials.

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