Monday, May 28, 2007

Operation tree translocation begins

Operation tree translocation begins
Monday May 28 2007 09:06 IST

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BANGALORE: It was a dream come true for environmentalists who had been fighting against the tree felling for the developmental works in Bangalore, when a large tree was translocated in an early morning operation on Sunday.

Members of Bangalore Environmental Trust and officials from Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) shifted the Tabubia Rosea tree from its original position on M G Road, to Manekshaw Parade Grounds on the same road.

BBMP Tree Officer Udapudi Krishna, told this website's newspaper that ten trees which are falling in the alignment of the Metro Rail construction, would be shifted in the same manner, if the aggressive pre-monsoon showers cooperate.

Though a costly affair, the method that is being carried out for the first time in Bangalore by the civic agency, gave a sigh of relief to the agitating environmentalists. Two large cranes were pressed into service to shift the trees.

‘‘Among ten trees, four are large and the remaining are medium-sized. If rains go down a bit, we will complete the translocation process within two days,’’ he added.


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