The avenue trees form an important part of Chandigarh, the joint capital city of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. All the city roads including those connecting the residential spaces are adorned with meticulously selected trees. The book profiles major avenue trees of the city, using a comprehensive map showing its division into sectors and city roads. It also takes stock of Chandigarh's heritage trees. Tree Treasure of Chandigarh has something of interest for everyone and celebrates the green cover of one of the world's most planned cities.
The book serves as a pictorial directory of different trees planted along the roads in Chandigarh. It highlights important identifying features of the trees including canopy, leaf, bark, flower and fruit; tracks flowering time of trees; traces the city's heritage trees; maps the city's inception and development; and gives an overview of Chandigarh's green spaces and important parks. The book also contains indices based on botanical name, common name, flowering, nativity and economic use. Finally, it has glossary of botanical terms.