Large trees from Brook Road site removed

Large trees from Brook Road site removed

Update: Just heard from MPPP that work has now been stopped.

A few majestic trees have been uprooted from a private site along Brook Road to make way for a luxury property development project.


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uprooted tree, Brook Road

brook road trees removed

According to an eyewitness, the trees were initially relocated to the edge of the site, but just as they were settling in, they have now been taken out of the site and planted on a narrow public grass verge nearby.

Does this mean that responsibility for maintaining these trees (pruning etc) is now being transferred to the MPPP? How safe are these trees if they are planted on a narrow grass verge?

The trees are making way for new bungalows believed to be priced from RM6m each.

The MPPP has strict guidelines for trees, and they may be relocated to the edge of the site to make way for property development. But if these trees have been relocated to a public area, it sets a worrying precedent.

Whither “cleaner, greener Penang”?

9 COMMENTS

  1. @tung lang:

    Developers are doing these because there are helping hands from the state gomen. When the need arise, the developers can easily get ‘special project’ status. Then all required rules/regulations can be bypassed !!! And this is your hand picked gomen.

     
  2. After removing a big tree to transplant it elsewhere, the chances of it growing healthy & rooted against strong winds are very slim. Why can’t these developers build around Nature (trees, streams, boulders) & help preserve whatever is left?
    Botak Thinking is the curse of modern cosmopolitan craving of destroy, build & waste. More of an excuse to maximise profits at the expense of public safety & life of innocents.

     
    • If a tree (like the one here) is bigger than a certain size, one will require approval from the local council before they are allowed to chop or remove it regardless of whether it is on private property. Technically, even if the tree is inside your garden and in front of your door, you would still require prior approval. The question here is not so much the removal of the tree but the correct place to move it to. I agree that it is better to transplant these giant trees than to kill them but the correct place must be chosen so that these trees do not get uprooted easily and cause havoc to others.

       
  3. Seems like DAP doesn’t care much about the environment…as long as the developers are happy…they’re ok with screwing us around like this..

    We need more PKR presence on this island :)

     
    • You are really mentality sick lah, why don’t you check into Tanjong Rambutan, you pull DAP / PKR onto this ??? we recommended you to be our Penang CM lol.

       
  4. What to do when dap gomen keep destroying the trees, environment ???

    Should we vote everyone that promise a greener Penang in coming election ???

     

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