Taichung taking measures on city’s cotton tree season
The Taichung City Government Construction Bureau recently stated that it will take steps on the city’s cotton trees following complaints from affected residents, the Central News Agency reported.
As it is currently the season in which cotton trees blossom, cotton is constantly seen flying through the air in Taichung City. The phenomenon is mostly observed in areas along Taichung’s Taiwan Boulevard, Zhongzheng Road in Dongshi District, Zhongqi Road in Shalu District and Zhongshan Road in Tanzi District, where kilometers of cotton trees were planted for scenic purposes.
Recently, the city government has received complaints that the cotton has stimulated allergic reactions in some people, who are imploring the city government to take measures to reduce the amount of cotton in the air.
However, following the city’s announcement that it will trim off some of the trees, another section of the general public has staked its position against any such action, fearing that the beautiful scenery created by the trees would be damaged.
In response to both views, Taichung’s Government Construction Bureau stated that it will implement procedures that will aim to satisfy both points of view.
The bureau said that considering the allergies triggered by the cotton, as well as the damage to scooters caused by the petals of the trees, the city will initially remove the buds of the trees, and then the fruit after flowering season so that both problems are dealt with fairly.
The bureau said that the policies will allow the wonderful scenery to remain It also promised that it would take action earlier next year.