Karnataka police team up with environmental activists to save trees in Bengaluru

Bangalore, March 14 (IANS): Karnataka Police have teamed up with environmental activists fighting to save trees in Bengaluru.

Tree-lovers hailed the police department’s decision and appreciated it for responding to the call to protect greenery in the capital.

The police will now summon those who recklessly nail the trees to place advertisements at the police station and sternly warn them of their senseless act.

Police will also ask them to pull nails from trees and apply tree balm mixtures, which help trees heal.

Parisara Manju, chairwoman of the Midita Foundation, filed a complaint with the Whitefield Police Station in Bengaluru in this regard.

Speaking to IANS on Monday, Manju said his organization’s members and volunteers are tired of removing nails from trees in the city.

Manju said the police assured them of their support in saving the trees in the city.

The Prashanth Foundation has also extended its support for the tree protection move to Bangalore.

The nail threat is rife in HAL, Varthur Kodi, Whitefield and even the trees in front of the DCP office are not spared, Manju said.

These organisations, along with the local people, have joined together to form the ‘Vruksha Bachao Andolan Samiti’ to ensure nail-free trees in Bengaluru.

“We have developed a healing balm for the trees. Enamel paint mixed with neem oil will be applied to the trees after removing the nails. Unbelievers who put nails on the trees will be forced to apply the balm “, did he declare.

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