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Roadworks take toll on green trees in Ho Chi Minh City

Roadworks take toll on green trees in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 09:49 GMT+7
Roadworks take toll on green trees in Ho Chi Minh City
Roots of royal poinciana tree damaged as construction unit worked on Nguyen Khac Nhu Street in District 1. Photo: Tuoi Tre

As more road constructions are being carried out at the end of the year, many old trees in Ho Chi Minh City have been damaged by the roadworks.

Eleven crepe myrtle trees and many ta-khian trees in District 4 were found damaged with broken branches, fragmented roots, and scratched trunks, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Greenery Park Limited Company.

Some are even at risk of dropping onto roads, threatening the safety of many passers-by.

The trees are grown along Khanh Hoi Street from Hoang Dieu intersection to Ben Van Don intersection.

The company attributed the damages to careless roadwork ongoing there.

Trees grown on both sides of Khanh Hoi street in District 4 suffer from ‘wounds’ after the roadwork. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Trees grown on both sides of Khanh Hoi street in District 4 suffer from ‘wounds’ after the roadwork. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Similarly, on Nguyen Khac Nhu Street in Co Giang Ward, District 1, the toll roadworks caused on the ancient trees are clearly visible.

These cases are being reported to authorities.

Moreover, many old large trees are suspected of being continuously poisoned to death.

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport had previously called on the police to investigate similar cases of trees dying of poisoning. However, no cases were ever resolved, raising concerns among people.

Dead tree in front of a construction on 35 Tran Quang Khai Street, Tan Dinh District. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Dead tree in front of a construction on 35 Tran Quang Khai Street, Tan Dinh District. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Dried tree trunk in front of one of the constructions on 3/2 Street in District 10. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Dried tree trunk in front of one of the constructions on 3/2 Street in District 10. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Dried tree trunk in front of one of the constructions on 3/2 Street in District 10. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Dried tree trunk in front of one of the constructions on 3/2 Street in District 10. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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