To make space for the new academic block and hostels, DTU has been involved in transplanting 111 trees, from their original locations to elsewhere within the campus. The transplantation drive is being carried out to clear out three different sites for the construction of two new academic blocks, a boy's hostel, and a girl's hostel, at the campus. The trees are being transplanted along the road towards the sports complex. Nearly 80 trees have been transplanted and another 30 are in the process of being moved within DTU.
“Rather than cutting them, we decided to go with transplantation. We believe the project will accomplish an 85% survival rate. The work has been going on for around 20 days now, and it has already been carried out for some 80 trees, all of which are healthy, We are also planting additional 1,100 trees on the campus to compensate for the movement." - Professor Yogesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, DTU
“Today, we have witnessed how a tree can be transplanted successfully and that there’s no need to cut a tree, no matter how large it is. This is very encouraging for us and for the environment. Through a new policy, we have mandated that if any new construction is to take place within Delhi, 80% of the trees being felled for a project will have to be transplanted instead,” said Hon'ble Chief Minister, who was at the campus, along with the Deputy Chief Minister, to witness the process of transplantation. He also watered a tree which was over 15 years old.