Chop! Chop! Chop! – 16 trees gone along Jalan Sungai Dua

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Cartoon: Kee's World

Another 10 trees along Jalan Sungai Dua near USM have been chopped after the Raya break – on top of the half a dozen chopped just before the holidays.

Surely, all 16 in a row can’t be diseased, right?

Trees are losing in the battle with cars

This is the latest in the ongoing ‘war on trees’ probably to make way for road widening.

Shady trees sacrificed for cars?
Six trees chopped before Raya

These trees are the latest to be sacrificed for roads after the recent chopping of 21 trees in Tanjung Bungah, presumably to make way for a high-density “”mixed development” project nearby.

Meanwhile, residents around Peel Avenue and Pierce Road near the site of a private hospital expansion project were alarmed to see the stately palms in their area suddenly tagged.

Kee’s cartoon at the top aptly depicts the contrasting mindsets in our society. Wider roads will not help save our planet. Trees will.

How short-sighted can we get?

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Syanil
Syanil
20 Jun 2018 6.18pm

Blame it on too many cars on the road.
When will Penang folks take public bus?

Song
Song
26 Jun 2018 11.58am

Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin is the next deputy minister of agriculture and agro-based industries?

https://malaysiakini.com/news/431317

He could promote urban farming in Bayan Baru, since no more public library?

Nora
Nora
22 Jun 2018 12.27pm

The Sun reported trees chopped for hospital expansion. Nail please confirm.

tunglang
20 Jun 2018 9.31pm

Roadside tree cutting – Penang state gomen blames bin-chui Penangites for driving,
More roadside tree cutting – Green Penangites blame MBPP,
Rampant roadside tree cutting – MBPP blames private land development & road widening.

But already truncated dead trees cannot blame but die.
More roadside trees-to-die also won’t get to blame on soon to be implemented recalcitrant Penang Transport Master Plan.

Everybody is blaming somebody b’cos nobody can / want to see the cooling shades, oxygenated fresh air, rain water sponging & dust+carbon monoxide filtering for the roadside green trees (including the hill trees).