Mysore, May 10 (KCU)- Kukkarahalli Lake Protection Committee Convenor K.M. Jayaramaiah, in a press release, has brought to the notice of the people the sanctity behind the uprooting of eucalyptus trees on the banks of the Lake and replacing them with other saplings.
The eucalyptus trees on the banks were of no use for the birds and grass too never used to grow at the base of the trees. On that count, the Horticulture Department of Mysore University had invited tenders for uprooting eucalyptus trees. Already about 450 such trees have been uprooted and the process was being continued.
After uprooting the eucalyptus trees, the soil at the base has been left for sundrying for a month or two literally sterilising the soil. Using earth movers, the surface too has been levelled.
Mysore City Corporation authorities with assistance from the Forest Department have begun digging pits there. Saplings of several fruit-bearing trees would be planted next week.
Saplings of sapota and seethaphal would be planted in the lake premises with fewer trees while neem would be planted on either side of the walk-way used by strollers as air impregnated with neem aroma would have medical effect.
Those desirous of offering saplings of special fruit-bearing trees may contact Kempegowda, Assistant Director, Horticulture Department, Mysore University, on Mob: 94487-95455 or S.K. Muzavar, Assistant Horticulture Officer on Mob: 98443-98323.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore