Height of Lawlessness in Shimla City
Full grown tree in populated Shimla locality chopped off illegally at night
Top portion (almost 40%) of a full-grown Deodar tree was chopped off on 20 January, 2017 at about 2:00 AM at a populated locality of Shimla City – Strawberry Hills. The culprit remains unidentified, but Himachal Watcher has brought the matter to the attention of Deputy Mayor Tikendar Panwar, who condemned it and ensured intervention of the DFO to initiate necessary investigation and action against the culprit.
As per initial report, the tree has been axed to pave way for construction of a plot.
A member of Himachal Watcher Community noticed this violation and captured some images that have been forwarded with the complaint. We hope, the administration would take swift action against the culprit.
Himachal Watcher requests all citizens of Himachal to report such cases where illegal felling of trees is being carried out.
Trees are humanity’s most valuable assets, Stand up for their protection!