Activists in Navi Mumbai claim that sentimental tree pruning has destroyed nests and killed birds.

NMMC, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has received a letter from activists and tree lovers claiming that insensitive and insensible tree trimming in the city has damaged nests and killed birds in some cases . NMMC, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has received a letter from activists and tree lovers claiming that insensitive and insensible tree trimming in the city has damaged nests and killed birds in some cases .

NMMC, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), has received a letter from activists and tree lovers claiming that insensitive and rather insensible tree trimming in the city has damaged nests and killed birds in some cases.A online report titled Teeth a dead bird was sent to the municipal commissioner, Abhijit Bangar, demanding that the tree official be prosecuted immediately.Sanchu Menon, a Sanchu protester, reported: As I was passing by the commercial mall complex in Nerul sector 19A, I was shocked to see this dead crow lying under freshly cut tree branches, according to Activist Sanchu Menon.This is unconcerned on the part of municipal tree trimmers who aren't even aware of bird nests when blindly pruning the branches.

Earlier this year, the Bombay high court had passed an order that tree cuttings or trimming be done in the presence of a horticulturalist or a tree official, so that the tree branches are scientifically cut without disturbing or damaging the bird nests on it.However, in the NMMC areas, it is noticed that the tree cuttings are done without a tree official at the site.Hence, many bird nests are lost in Nerul.Chauhan continues: A tree on the footpath in Nerul sector 21 is so severely damaged that a birds nest is completely exposed to the rain.

Therefore, senior NMMC officers must take drastic steps against the errant tree officer.Jaydeep Pawar, the deputy municipal commissioner (gardens), told reporters: We are investigating the reports regarding tree trimmings that have harmed the local birds and their nests.The laws state that tree branches cannot be cut if there is a birds nest on it.We would then press the official responsible for it.