Proper Tree Bases for Healthy Trees

Proper Tree Bases for Healthy Trees

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Shrikant Soman started this petition to bmc and

In Mumbai and also at other cities, we find the base of trees being covered with concrete, rabbit and garbage. At the base of most of the trees there is no proper demarcating barricade. At places where such barricades are made, there are several damaged parts to it. This is mainly due to faulty design as well as lack of upkeep. 

There is lack of supervision over the road contractors by the BMC Engineers when the actual road work is being undertaken. The contractors then make some hotchpotch job of making the barricade or in the worst case scenario, they cover it with the tar or concrete. 

The tree bases also need proper water drainage facility to avoid the accumulation of water at the base during monsoon season. .More often than not, the making of tree bases is looked at as some hindrance to the road traffic and parking. We seem to forget that in order to reduce carbon print, we need good healthy trees.

We also see that many trees in the city get uprooted during the windy period in monsoon. This happens due to the tree bases getting covered with concrete leaving very little scope for the tree roots to breathe and get enough nutrition and water. We are having most of our earth in the city getting tiled in our building compounds and other open spaces. This leavers very little scope for the rain water to seep in the ground.  

There are already existing laws and circulars for making tree bases. But they are mostly ignored by the authorities. 

We urge you to endorse this petition to create a maximum impact on the authorities so that this matter gets enough serious attention.

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