Don’t cut roadside trees for commercial reasons: Kerala HC

The petitioners had approached the Public Works Department (PWD) for felling the trees by claiming that they posed a danger to their building as well as the public.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 25, 2024 | 4:00 PMUpdatedMay 25, 2024 | 4:00 PM

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Kerala High Court has directed the government not to cut roadside trees merely because they obstruct commercial activities. It said trees can be cut and removed only if damaged and pose a danger to public safety. A committee on regulating felling and disposal of trees on government lands should take a final decision, it said.

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