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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.

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