Mumbai Port Trust to rope in arborists to check on health of 3,000 trees – Times of India

MUMBAI: Whilst a Outcome of the BMC is sitting on its plan for Ending up a metropolis-broad scientific hazard basement of timber by way of an arborist, the Mumbai Port Notion (MbPT) will quickly appoint an agency to hazard assess timber on its property.

The port trust has invited purposes from arboriculture specialists/advisors To maintain out scientific hazard evaluation of round 3,000 timber inside its jurisdiction.

Rising incidents of uprooting of timber current that trimming is An important practice. Not solely should people not get injured As a Outcome of of falling timber and branches, the pruning itself Want to be right and should not be hacking Within the garb of trimming. Following the Mumbai Port Notion’s choice To nominate an agency to scientifically survey timber, the BMC should appoint an agency to survey timber throughout Mumbai. An arborist or horticulturist Must be current on The state of affairs earlier than every trimming practice.

“There are A lot of timber in MbPT operational areas, residential areas/ property That are visually found to be in not in good situation And want to be surveyed by specialists for ascertaining their situation for taking further needed movement. Accordingly, MbPT has proposed To nominate an arboriculture advisor for hazard evaluation of timber in MbPT property,” said a port trust official. “Preliminary survey revealed that there are round 3,000 timber in The complete MbPT property. About 50% of The three,000 timber shall be recognized Yearly,” the official added. The contract Shall be For two yrs.
After partaking arborist Vaibhav Raje To maintain out The metropolis’s first scientific survey of timber in D ward— it covers Tardeo, Girgaum, Malabar Hill and Altamont Road—in June, the BMC was To maintain out the practice in completely different wards too. As An factor of the scientific hazard evaluation of timber, An in depth survey is carried out using extreme-finish gear, Simply like the resistograph. The survey takes round two weeks per ward and covers 100-150 timber in every ward. However, the plan has not taken off but.
In June, BJP MLA from Bandra (W) Ashish Shelar had requested BMC commissioner Iqbal Chahal to survey timber throughout Mumbai, collectively with H-West ward too.
“I reiterate The need for appointing tree arborists for all 24 BMC wards of Mumbai To consider all timber and take steps For his or her upkeep,” Shelar said in a letter to Chahal. “The current step of granting tree heritage standing to 50-yr-previous timber itself requires An in depth research of all timber Within The metropolis And might stay on paper till carried out. I am unhappy That when agaWithin the proposal for tree arborist and tree heritage standing has not been accredited and It is surprising that the BMC plans to implement this Only for D and G-South wards solely…”
“I demand that a tree arborist survey for all timber be immediately commissioned …If The identical Isn’t potential, then all 24 wards Ought to be merged into G South ward To revenue from this pilot enterprise…” Shelar added. G-South ward covers areas in Worli, Decrease Parel, Prabhadevi and Mahalaxmi.
BMC officers said the plan for a metropolis-broad hazard evaluation of timber was being processed.