A greening drive was launched in the city on Wednesday by the Tiruchi Corporation in association with the Forest Department. The Corporation has identified 2,280 places in the four zones of the city for planting tree saplings. About 2,700 tree saplings will be planted at these places and of these 1,700 saplings will be plated through the Forest Department. The civic body has also got about 1,400 tree guards to protect the saplings through private sponsors. On Wednesday, about 500 saplings were planted in different places of the city including Srirangam, Thillai Nagar and Thennur. At Srirangam, Mayor A.Jaya led a team of elected representatives and officials in this.