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Consider transplanting trees before granting permission to cut them: Delhi High Court

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delhi: Highlighting the need to protect trees in cities, the Delhi High Court observed that trees, which are an essential part of people’s lives, are not allowed to be cut down unnecessarily or without cause.

“In this capital with its burgeoning population, the cacophony of voices and the rampant commercialization of every other street – robbing residents of the familiar feel of their residential neighborhood, ever-increasing car traffic, air pollution “stifling air and ever-creeping materialization, trees are welcome and provide living entities with hope, sanity, environmental redemption, and even companionship. The lonelier the tree, the greater its importance,” said said Judge Najmi Waziri in an order dated April 28.

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The sighting came after Barrister Aditya N. Prasad, counsel for the petitioner in a contempt case, informed the court that a tree was being felled every hour in Delhi under official sanction.

“This is a worrying issue because on the one hand, the effort is said to be underway to maintain and increase the green cover of Delhi while simultaneously allowing the felling of mature trees. This self-destructive exercise of the Forest DepartmentGNCTD must be stopped at the earliest,” he argued.

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The bench said: “In the circumstances, it would be appropriate for the Tree Officer(s) to give careful consideration to the transplanting of each tree that is sought to be cut, before granting any further tree cutting permission. This would involve the inspection of the trees that are being sought.The reason for granting or denying permission should be stated in the tree officer’s order with photographs of each tree.

The case will be heard again on Thursday.