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500 trees to be pruned 25 to be cut in Belagavi

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Forest Department, the Belagavi City Corporation and the Hubballi Electricity Supply Company have taken up a joint operation in which they will prune around 500 odd trees and 25 will be cut down to prevent them from getting uprooted during the monsoon season.

Three teams of personnel began marking the trees and pruning them after ensuring the power supply was stopped in the work-site.

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Then Deputy Commissioner R. Vishal held a meeting with officials on April 29, 2019, and instructed them to count trees that had shallow or damaged roots or trunks that faced the threat of uprooting. Forest officials told him that around 95 % of the 523 trees would be pruned while 5 % had to be cut down across the city.

Trees have been identified and grouped into most dangerous, dangerous and least dangerous categories.

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