These photos were taken along our Jelutong Expressway, when I was on my way to the Speakers Corner @ the Esplanade (if you don’t already know, get off the Island!!!) to attend some free speech event.
The trees are dying and it was beyond me and my friend who rode in my car why they are being shaved, left ‘botak’ (bald) and miserable.
The bark has turned very dark, and when we asked the contractor why this is being done, he merely said: please don’t ask me, I have been instructed to do so…the usual reply.
There are at least 30-odd trees like that. Hey they are not blocking anyone, nor do we see them being potentials for accidents.
Sigh…so much for the 26mil tree-planting project by the government! Who’s gaining from it all? The trees don’t and neither do we.
M’sia launches campaign to plant 26 mil trees
Apr 22, 10 2:34pm
In commemorating Earth Day today, Malaysia launched a nationwide campaign to plant 26 million trees by 2014.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Douglas Uggah Embas launched the campaign, carrying the theme ‘Green the Earth: One Citizen, One Tree’ in Putrajaya.
The 26 million trees represent the estimated 26 million population of the country.
Some 16,200 saplings were planted in launching the campaign, with 500 planted at a site in Precinct 5 opposite the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) in Putrajaya.
The other trees were planted at selected sites in Alor Star (Kedah), Kangar (Perlis), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Seri Iskandar (Perak), Bachok (Kelantan), Kemaman (Terengganu), Pulau Melaka (Melaka), Seremban (Negeri Sembilan), Kulai (Johor), Temerloh (Pahang), Esplanade (Penang), Hulu Selangor (Selangor), Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) and Petra Jaya (Sarawak).