Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper in Mumbai stressing the need to protect trees from being cut down.

Draw his attention to their usefulness in promoting health, clean environment, their provision of a haven for endangered birds and animals.

7G, Rainbow Colony,
M.G. Road, Dharavi,
7th October 2013

The Editor,
D.N. Road,

Subject: Protection of trees


Yesterday, a whole line of trees along University Road were cut down. This was a totally irresponsible action. We should not be so careless about our environment. Where was the need to cut down these trees? They provide shade, beauty and freshness to the area and promoted health by providing clean air. They also provide a haven for many species of birds and animals. Now the entire area has become hot, sultry and breezeless.

Where were the organizations like Friends Of Trees, who always campaign for the protection  of trees, when this heinous deed was being committed? Where were the other social organizations who shout at the top of their voices for a Clean Mumbai: Green Mumbai when this senseless deed was being carried out? Did the ones who gave such orders ever think of the health and the cleanliness of the environment? It is authorities such as these who should be held responsible for the total extinction of certain species of trees.

The organizations mentioned above should earnestly see to it that this kind of destruction, which has made many ardent tree-lovers sad, is not repeated. I earnestly suggest that the BMC undertake replanting of the trees in the locality as soon as possible.

Yours truly,