IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 11, 2022
In the backdrop of the tragic incident on July 8 where an old heritage tree crushed a student to death and injured several others, the UT administration on Monday directed the officers to go for an extensive survey of all dead and dry trees posing danger to human life and property.
UT Adviser Dharam Pal said that all the remaining 30 Heritage trees have been thoroughly verified by the committee consisting of officers from Engineering Department, Horticulture Wing of Municipal Corporation and Forest Department, UT Chandigarh for their health, strength and vulnerability to uprooting among others.
After thorough examination of all the aspects, the committee has recommended pruning of branches of 3 heritage trees including one at Sukhna Lake and axing of 2 over-matured trees standing in Sector 19 and 23. The Adviser has directed to take Immediate action on the recommendations. He said that axing of dead & dry trees are carried away by the Administration on regular basis following due protocol and during the last 5 years, 1634 dead and dry trees have been cut from various places in Chandigarh.
Earlier, six teams consisting of officers from Engineering Department, Horticulture Wing of Municipal Corporation and Forest Department, UT Chandigarh were deployed for carrying out a survey of over 200 schools and educational institutions. The teams are likely to submit their report on Tuesday.