Forest department serves notice to hospital for illegal felling, pruning of trees

Hindustan Times | Sep 15, 2020 at 8:19 PM
  • The Delhi forest department has issued a show-cause to Escorts Hospital in south-east Delhi’s Okhla for ‘illegal felling, heavy pruning and heading back’ (removing of terminal branches) of at least 15 full-grown trees in its compound without any permission.
  • A tree officer from the department inspected the hospital compound on Friday after a Delhi-based environment activist filed a complaint.
  • The compound mostly has ficus species such as peepal, about 20-30 feet tall.