Monday, February 28, 2005

New Love

I found a new love for big old trees. I mean, raintrees, angsanas and any other of equivilent majesty. They are born to be big, tall and strong, withstanding the harsh environmental hazards and what we, selfish human beings, inflict on them. It takes years for a tree to grow that tall, but alas..selfish people, when trees have to go, they have to go, even if they could have lived out another 100 over years.

THREE mature rain trees between 60 and 80 years old at the junction of Holland Road and Holland Avenue will be chopped down to make way for the MRT station there. The trees are growing directly above the site for Holland Station, one of 29 underground stops being built on the MRT Circle Line, due to be operational in 2010. But 11 other rain trees and angsanas between 30 and 40 years old outside shophouses have been untouched, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) pointed out. The LTA, which is building the station, said it ensured that a new slip road it constructed went around the trees. Asked about the trees' removal, the National Parks Board said that it worked closely with the LTA to retain 45 out of the 90 trees that would have had to go in the original station design.

I hear the cries of the trees.

Posted by LiTTle-FooT at 2:17 PM with 1 comments