TTDI AREA NOW FREE OF BIG TREE
A RESIDENT of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur, fears that a large tree near his house can cause accidents.
Mustapha told Actionline that the Angsana tree had grown too big.
“The tree is near my house and I fear that an unfortunate event would take place if it was left to grow any bigger than it is.
“A branch could fall off and injure someone, or it could even fall on wire cables,” said the elderly man.
He said such big trees should not be allowed to grow in residential areas without upkeep.
Mustapha is delighted with the swift action from City Hall after the authorities were alerted by Actionline.
“The tree was pruned a few days after I alerted Actionline and Actionline, in turn, informed City Hall,” he said.
He said City Hall officers and workers went to the area re- cently to check on the tree and, yesterday, they cut off the top portion of the tree.
“However, the trunk is still there and I suppose they will return soon.”
Mustapha said he was thankful that City Hall had acted quickly.
“I am especially thankful because it is the fasting month and it must have been hard work to cut down a tree so big.
“Thank you to the ‘New Straits Times’ for helping as well.”
The Angsana tree near a reader’s house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail was growing too big. KL City Hall has cut off the top part of the tree.