Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bt Batok's botak trees: Pruned because residents complained about bird nuisance

No point having trees in carpark if they are 'botak'
Hong Kah Town Council says that the trees in a Bukit Batok carpark were pruned as residents had complained about the noise and droppings from the birds which perched on the trees.

This was in response to STOMPer Aborist's earlier post where he stated that the trees looked pathetic and wondered why all the leaves had been trimmed away.

In an email sent to STOMP(August 27), the Hong Kah Town Council says:

"Residents living in the blocks near the carpark at Blk 331, Bukit Batok St 33 had earlier sent feedback to our Town Council about both the noise nuisance and droppings from the birds perching on the trees.

"They requested for us to prune the trees to deter the birds from roosting.

"Pruning was thus carried out and this has greatly reduced the incidence of bird nuisance, thereby creating a more pleasant environment for the residents.

"We thank STOMPer Aborist for the opportunity to clarify matters."

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No point having trees in carpark if they are 'botak'

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