Even pruning of trees will require forest department’s nod

  • | Wednesday | 19th September, 2018

Such random cutting of branches affects the canopy that trees create by enmeshed branches and provide shade on roads. Noida has so far not faced the issue of random tree cutting. There are techniques and guidelines for tree cutting specified under the Act and those must be upheld. We have been documenting such ad hoc cutting of trees in the district,” Akash Vashishtha, a Ghaziabad-based environmentalist, said.Asked why pruning was necessary, an official from the forest department said: “Tree pruning in Noida is done to prevent electrical accidents. NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: Noida and Ghaziabad Authorities will now need to take the forest department’s permission even if they have to prune branches of trees planted alongside roads.The intensified vigil comes against the backdrop of several complaints of tree felling in Ghaziabad, where 98 trees were cut recently in a city forest area.

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