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South Jakarta cuts 12,000 trees as rainy season arrives

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 2, 2017   /   08:59 pm
South Jakarta cuts 12,000 trees as rainy season arrives A fallen tree crushes cars in Senayan, Central Jakarta following a storm in the city recently. (JP/Donny Fernando)

South Jakarta Forestry Agency has decided to cut thousands of trees to protect citizens from falling trees during the rainy season.

Agency head M. Yuswardi said Thursday the number of trees that were cut reached 12,824, adding that his agency had maintained the condition of the trees through treatments such as monthly cutting.

“We prioritize trees along major roads and in residential areas. We select tall trees with bushy branches,” he said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

“Since the rainy season has been coming, we have been cutting more trees because they are prone to fall, which can disrupt traffic and the safety of road users,” he said. (rdi)

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