Trees near USM chopped; Peel Avenue palms tagged

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Trees chopped along Jalan Sungai Dua

Before the controversy over the 21 trees chopped in Tanjung Bungah could subside, another half a dozen roadside trees along Jalan Sungai Dua near USM were chopped on the eve of Raya.

More trees having to be chopped to make way for road-widening? Or are they diseased – but half a dozen in a row all diseased?

Meanwhile, a worried resident was alarmed to see the stately palms along Peel Avenue and Pierce Road suddenly being tagged. What’s going on there?

Meanwhile, check out this argument that narrower streets actually make cities safer, if not more pleasant and calm.

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M Pillay
M Pillay
16 Jun 2018 10.01pm

Blame it on the rise of motor vehicles. They pay tax to drive on roads so priority given over the trees?
Less private owned vehicles, less sacrifice to be made.
Those who hate tree chopping should give up driving cars to set example, otherwise deemed hypocrites themselves.

Siong Yee
Siong Yee
17 Jun 2018 10.39am
Reply to  M Pillay

Penangites love their cars more than the trees.
They prefer wider roads for smoother driving?
Otherwise there will be people hugging the trees.

Yokidoki
Yokidoki
17 Jun 2018 3.42pm
Reply to  Siong Yee

You are right. Penance people including those from Forum will continue to drive til traffic congestion so public transportation has no chance.

tunglang
tunglang
17 Jun 2018 3.59pm
Reply to  Siong Yee

Wider roads = speed driving = accident prone
Wider roads = kia su mentality = road rage
Wider roads = not safe for pedestrian & elderly road crossing
Wider roads = less trees = less shades for pedestrians
Wider roads = more asphalt surface generating more heat = more heat in the atmosphere
Wider roads = no domesticated dogs + cats will survive any road crossing
Wider roads = loss of green grounds to impermeable asphalt surfaces = more rain water run-offs instead of seeping into soil

Still fancy wider roads?

Shriek
Shriek
18 Jun 2018 3.50pm
Reply to  tunglang

Narrow road burn more petrol and cause global warning
Narrow road spend more tine on road and reduce effiency and productivity
Narrow road split famlies. By time cond they have to go to bed

Alipichay
Alipichay
18 Jun 2018 4.22pm
Reply to  tunglang

Did you shout for wider road when you were in traffic jam while sending your daughter for her exam?

tunglang
tunglang
19 Jun 2018 1.27pm
Reply to  Alipichay

It’s not about wanting a wider road but a smooth flow of traffic which was & is the norm, heavy traffic or not.
That day, 2 accidents happened at the idiot kia-sus just left the vehicles in the middle of the road causing massive jam. Not helped by the absence of traffic polis.
So, who was wanting a wider road just b’cos of kia-su accident > traffic jam?

Shriek
Shriek
19 Jun 2018 7.09pm
Reply to  tunglang

Ah pek, why do you help to push it to one side? U muster some rambos or call pg forummers for sos

Zizan
Zizan
22 Jun 2018 2.38pm
Reply to  Siong Yee

I move to mainland years ago cannot stand traffic congestion on the island!

Norman
Norman
17 Jun 2018 6.25pm

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urged the people to engage in cultivating organic plants in an effort to increase consumer awareness about the benefits of organic crops.

Its education officer N.V. Subbarow said CAP was aware that the issue of fake food has led many consumers to have doubts about the food.

Plant herbs if cannot plant tree.

Daryl Deng
Daryl Deng
20 Jun 2018 2.05pm

Every landed household must plant a tree, make it a law.

Manimaran
Manimaran
17 Jun 2018 1.39pm

Keep calm maybe trees already got disease.

tunglang
tunglang
16 Jun 2018 10.56pm

We are now suffering heat wave everyday & they are still at the recalcitrance of indiscriminate tree-cutting!
GREENER PENANG?
NYIAMAK MBPP!

Shriek
Shriek
17 Jun 2018 11.06am
Reply to  tunglang

No, heat wave from air condition. Everywhere even in houses, cars and buses they wanted to be air conditioned

Ranjit
Ranjit
19 Jun 2018 2.57pm
Reply to  Shriek

Use too much air conditioning end up heat is dissipated to atmosphere, simple thermodynamics, give rise to climate change.

Please use fan to be more environmentally friendly.

Shriek
Shriek
17 Jun 2018 3.26pm
Reply to  tunglang

South china newspaper said that shenzhen is cleaner than hong land and new york. The public buses are almost 100% electric and has 3 times more electric bus than New york. Ah chan has advance and can sing elecrric dream

quan
quan
18 Jun 2018 12.44pm

How dare they simply chopped trees without a consensus! Stand up, Penang Forum! Don’t you give out!

Shriek
Shriek
18 Jun 2018 5.42pm
Reply to  quan

You ask pg forum to stand up but u sit down

Ranjit
Ranjit
19 Jun 2018 2.58pm
Reply to  quan

Get the facts first before screaming and manipulate by those with agenda.

Tay Soon Poh
17 Jun 2018 10.10am

Big issue if the species are rare, endemic or indigeneuos species…

Tay Soon Poh
17 Jun 2018 10.09am

No big deal… Replant…. Not rare or endemic species… mostly alien species… in Australia, non indigeneuos species considered feral!!!