Conservationist revives tree on verge of death

Conservationist revives tree on verge of death

A 35-year-old rain tree on Kammanahalli Main Road that was on the verge of dying was provided timely treatment on Tuesday.

On hearing complaints from residents of the locality and requests to treat the tree, urban conservationist Vijay Nishanth administered the tree with Beeswax solution and insecticides. Nishanth said that eight huge holes had been drilled in the tree trunk and chemicals poured into them.

The chemicals were taken out first and insecticides were administered. After two to three months, more medicines would be applied on the damaged part, said Nishanth. Locals said that a few construction workers had cut the tree branches a few days ago, as a building is being constructed close to the tree.

“We spotted the tree damage on August 27. We suspect builders and construction workers behind this act. Rain tree is rare in the city and this has been dear to us.

However, a few people are trying to kill it. We are happy that the tree is safe now,” said Shanthi Loyala, a resident. The residents on Tuesday approached the BBMP forest department and requested them to condcut an investigation. “There are CCTV cameras located on both sides of the main road and we have told the forest department to seek police help to catch the culprits,” said a resident, who did not wish to be named.
The forest department officials said that they will take up the matter immediately and trace the miscreants.

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