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10 trees relocated to BU campus

10 trees relocated to BU campus
Thursday May 29 2008 12:18 IST


BANGALORE: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Forest Cell relocated 10 healthy, fully-grown flowering Tabebuia Rosea trees from Nagarbhavi Main Road to University Law College in Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore University Campus, on Wednesday.

The BBMP has identified the Nagarbhavi road for widening, due to which 40 fully-grown trees needed translocation. As the first step in this direction, the BBMP Forest Cell relocated these 12- year-old trees at a cost of around Rs 10,000 each. BBMP Forest Cell DCF S Shekhar, told this paper that the department was doing the preliminary work for the last three days and the translocation was completed within a day.

''Many places were searched where the trees could be relocated, but the university campus is the ideal place. The university officials expressed their cooperation and have undertaken the responsibility to look after the trees until their roots hold ground firmly.'' These trees were also relocated to the university campus due to easy transportation and availability of land. The team has presently identified 25 trees for immediate translocation. The remaining will take a while, as some are old and weak.

In some cases, they are planted atop drains, electric and telephone cables, thus uprooting would be a difficult task. Also one is a banyan tree, uprooting this would also be difficult. Until all these obstacles are cleared, no further action can be initiated, added BBMP ACF H K Jagdish.


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