In a bid to save the city’s trees, the Chennai Corporation has warned that individuals and companies damaging trees maintained by it would face a hefty fine and a jail term.
In a release, Corporation Commissioner G. Prakash said the civic body was maintaining trees on arterial and interior roads to maintain green cover. For the trees to grow well, they require good soil, water and sunlight. The public have a duty to protect the trees from external damage, the release added.
The civic body has taken serious note of private parties and commercial establishments causing damage to trees by nailing advertisement boards or tying the boards around the trees.
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September 9, 2019