Trees axed to provide better visibility for ads

Trees axed to provide better visibility for ads

Around 30 trees near the outer ring road in Marathahalli were mutilated to provide better visibility to an advertisement hoarding erected by an advertising agency on Thursday.

"This is a repeat case of illegal felling of trees for better visibility of advertisement hoardings," said Vijay Nishanth, a conservationist.

Appu Rao, deputy conservator of forest, BBMP said, "An FIR has been registered and a police complaint has been filed. We have directed the officials to pull down the hoarding immediately."

On Friday morning, Nishanth went to the spot and treated the mutilated stumps of the behandi, rosea and pongamia species with liquid bandage and fungicide. "These tress were around five years old and we must try and heal the open wounds. We must provide the trees manure and fertilisers to help them regenerate. This is to ensure they do not contract fungal infections, which may lead to the tree drying up and dying," he added.

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