Telangana's 700-year-old banyan tree put on insecticide saline drip

HYDERABAD: The international's 2d greatest Banyan tree in Pillalamarri of Mahabubnagar district in Telangana is on ‘saline drip’ now as a part of the rejuvenation of the tree this is nearly loss of life. The 700-year-old ficus tree is now given remedy by means of injecting a diluted chemical to kill termite inhabitants that infested the tree.
As pumping of chemical into the stem failed, forest officials are infusing the chemical resolution drop by means of drop using saline bottles very similar to a saline drip given to patients in the hospital. Termites had affected nearly whole tree due to which portions of it are fallen, and it closed for tourists in December 2017.

Officials have put the saline drip of diluted chemical Chloropyrifos bottles numbering few loads for every two metres of the large banyan tree.

Mahabubnagar District Forest Officer Chukka Ganga Reddy instructed TOI,”The tree is unfold over greater than 3 acres of land and a part of it has fallen due to the decay of the roots and stem. With the skilled opinion of retired IFS official Manoranjan Bhanja, now we have started remedy and protection in three ways. We diluted the Chlorpyrifos chemical and started pushing it into the stem by means of holding holes, nevertheless it didn’t figure out. The resolution used to be coming again instantly. Later we started injecting resolution like a saline drip. This procedure has been efficient. Secondly, we are watering the roots with the diluted option to kill the termites. And in a physical means, we are development concrete structures to beef up the collapsing heavy branches,”

The tourists broken the right kind roots. These roots are given also given synthetic power using pillars and pipes. Interestingly no enquiry is carried out into the negligence of the officials in protective the tree heritage.

Till December the tree which is a huge vacationer appeal in the district is being guarded by means of the Tourism department. The tourism department claimed that it attempted to revive tree by means of using a chemical remedy, nevertheless it didn’t paintings. Forest department took again the safety of the tree and is now working on rejuvenating it. District collector Ronald Ross is in my opinion monitoring the revival of the tree. District authorities barred tourists from visiting the Pillalamarri tree since December last 12 months.

Ganga Reddy stated,”The tree’s well being is solid now. We are hoping it'll become standard after a couple of days. We are also making plans to open the web page to the public after discussion with the higher officials, however this time people have to peer it from a distance clear of the barricades,”

Telangana Biodiversity Board scientist G Sailu instructed TOI,”The tree web page can't be declared as biodiversity heritage web page as it is in reserve forest. The forest department shall give a heritage tree tag and conserve it,”
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