West Bengal: Tree health survey starts in Salt Lake

The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) environment department on Thursday started a health survey of trees in Salt Lake. The drive was led by MMiC (environment) Rahima Bibi Mondal and JU botanist Soumyajit Biswas.

KOLKATA: The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) environment department on Thursday started a health survey of trees in Salt Lake. The drive was led by MMiC (environment) Rahima Bibi Mondal and JU botanist Soumyajit Biswas.

The team visited some spots near Tank 2, FD Block and the Canalside Road in AD Block to check the condition of trees. Near Tank 2, a tall arjun tree was found leaning towards the road and a crack was noticed on the boundary wall of a housing complex.

“Some of the tall trees are not in good shape and need to be trimmed. Trees are falling in Salt Lake due to the weak soil. Medium-sized fruit trees are best suitable for avenue plantation in Salt Lake,” Biswas said.

Mondal said that they would seek the forest department’s permission to uproot the trees that are in dangerous condition. “As of now, we will trim the branches. We will seek the forest department’s permission if all such trees could be uprooted and we will plant new trees. Our team of officials will be conducting the survey across the township and will give a report in regular intervals to find out the condition of tall trees,” Mondal said.

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