Set up to protect and preserve the city's green cover, the Authority-comprising politicians, bureaucrats and tree experts-has according to environmentalists become more of a mute spectator in its depletion, granting chopping orders without checking whether replanting or transplanting is being followed. Reasons given for the green slaughter range from road-widening to private projects most of them malls,showrooms etc....The BMC Tree Census Says Mumbai’s Green Population Has Doubled From 9.5 Lakh In 1998 To 19 Lakh Now. But What Else Can You Expect, Ask Environmentalists, When Even Weeds And Dead Trees Are Counted And Parameters Are Changed To Inflate FiguresHow happy were you when you got to know some fancy clothing brand opened a huge outlet in your vicinity?...did you think it was awesome that an electronic mega store put 1000 plasma tvs on its wall beside your house? but spare a thought for the once majestic green being who held its ground for decades before money hungry cooperates mercilessly poisoned it...! it's a rather sickening feel to look at trees that have turned black shorn of the green. The colour of the wood is weather beaten and there are several of them standing dead scattered all around the city.
in this article ill share a some sad images of trees murdered in front of some popular shopping destinations in Mumbai:-
4)N.M.I.M.S(juhu,vile parle w):When a prestigious educational institution went in for a total over haul of their premises sign boards with illustrations of the grand 10 floor structure with a sky walk was put up...but what i noticed was the 35-40 year old royal palms that lined the college near its retaining wall were not part of the drawing...back then i thaught it must have been negligence of the animators who made the drawing but 15 bottle palms were hacked brutally and whats left of them is just their gray trunks with their tops hacked off mostly toppled by one of their cairns....
5)willingon stores (santacruz):its funny how these were the people crying some on months back that their landlord(some builder who is looking to develop the property) has made plans to make buildings which are not eco friendly and over 60 trees would give way for the swanky new complexes proposed....the shopkeepers dint think twice before hacking of a peepal tree present in front of their shop on the road....but the tree though hacked has partially sprouted leaves...risen from the dead...lets hope they let it grow this time
.......ill keep adding more names as i spot them...for now these i post....if uv spotted any of these giant show rooms with dead tree trunks ushering u in....let me know ill add the store to the list.