Chopped trees bloom with life after treatment

Chopped trees bloom with life after treatment

Chopped trees bloom with life after treatment

Trees, whose branches were cut to facilitate better display of advertisement hoarding at an underground bridge near Marathahalli Outer Ring Road, are springing back to life after treatment.

In October, branches of 24 trees, including Ashoka and Tabebuia, were cut by some miscreants. Some trees were even uprooted.

The residents then approached Vijay Nishanth, a tree doctor. Nishanth treated the trees with a fungicide to prevent infection.

"We were worried whether they would recover or not. But the trees have responded to the treatment and we can see green leaves now. They will shine with green in another two months," said Nishanth.

This is not the first time that trees are being cut to give a better display for advertisements in the city. Three similar incidents were reported in 2017 near the Outer Ring Road.

"The authority that gives the permit for advertisement boards should take a strict action against this. They should not issue a license to those involved in heinous activities," Nishanth said.

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