The northern region of India is home to the pine trees. These forests cover most of the lands of Himachal and Uttarakhand. But these states are facing menacing problems caused by an excess of dry pine needles on the forest floor, causing frequent forest fires and several other environmental issues. With a forest cover of about forty thousand square kilometres, the damage is incalculable with no significant solution to the problem yet.
As an attempt to make use of this abundantly available resource, we tried to come up with different prototypes of objects that could be made as craft practice. This project not just has the potential to solve the local problem for pine needle but also generate employment and invent a new craft.
Precious Pine is a group project designed by Ankit, Gaurav, Neha, Mihika and Yashika.