Most of us must have noticed some kind of activity going on for the elevated highway project on the Hosur Road.

Many trees have been cut down. I’m really pained to see that.

I reckon that it is possible to uproot the tree as a whole and move it to another location so that it can continue to grow there.

If this is a touch ask (yes it is!), the concerned officials should find an alternate site and plant two trees for every single tree that is cut down for of this project.

We should live upto the name – “Bangalore – The Garden city”.

What say you?

BTW – This is a lone tree somewhere on Hosur Road median which I saw a couple of weeks back. I hope she would be around for some more time :-(

5 Comments so far

  1. Shruthi (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    I was just about to ask you if there are trees on Hosur Road, when I saw the picture :)
    Yes, there are a couple near Singasandra, but apart from that, I cannot remember even a single tree on that entire stretch.

    The worst casualties happened when the Anand Rao circle flyover was being built. All those beautiful and mighty trees on that road were cut down. It hurt a lot :(

    As far as I am aware, there is a rule that you should plant some x number of trees for every tree that is cut down in the name of development.

  2. Prashanth (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 4:14 pm

    Same is the case with the flyover near National College Basavanagudi.. plenty of good old trees were cut down :(

  3. usha (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

    Well all these people can think only of the job in hand and neither before or after. A road has to be widened so go and chop trees that’s all their thinking extends to. I dread to think of the future of Bangalore if this continues unchecked.

  4. Maurice Reeves (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 7:02 pm

    I love trees as much as the next person, but two problems with what you suggest:

    1. Once a tree passes a certain age it’s nigh impossible to pull it up and replant without damaging the whole root structure. If these were old trees there was probably no way to do the uprooting without killing the tree anyway.

    2. Your suggestion to plant two trees for everyone tree cut down can have a big impact on the local water supply. Trees are very very thirsty and we have found in the United States that there are some areas where trees have had to be removed to let the local flora flourish because the trees were drinking all of the water that other native plants needed. They had to do the same thing in South Africa a few years ago.

  5. Nparry (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 10:29 pm

    Make your choice guys, instead of whining. Trees or Roads for your fancy cars? Can’t have the luxury of both on main arterial roads in a fast growing, chaotic city lik B’lore. Trees are for suburbs, and good clean, wide roads for the city.

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