Tuesday, 16 August 2016

B-9a: SAPLING Thespesia populnea (KILLED)

Name:  Portia Tree / huvarasi
Location:  4/1 Berlie St "The Regency"

Status: planted 16/6/16. Killed 17/6/16.

Vandalised the following day - sapling and tree guard ripped and thrown on opposite side of road. Sapling could not be saved. Resident's car was parked over spot. Spoke to tenant who assured me that sapling was there the night before. Spoke to owner who is a tree lover. No clue who did this, but must assume one of them did, as no other motive to remove except for parking space.

1. Do not replace sapling.
2. Always ensure that residents aren't vandals BEFORE planting a sapling for them. (Haste makes waste! Which is why I will not plant more saplings until proper planning is done).

Monday, 15 August 2016

O-23: SAPLING calliandra?

Name:  Calliandra / Powderpuff Tree?
Location: #? Olleff/Berlie? (Thambre site, right of entrance)
Water:  Nazu
Notes:  Neem sapling of 6/16 died. Replaced with this.

1. 2x2 border needed
2. VANDALISM: Trash to be cleared
3. Pix needed (one across road with tree in centre, one close-up leaves)
4. What is street no? Is it Olleff or Berlie?
5. Reconfirm powderpuff or bottlebrush?
6. Compost/mulch

O-21: ?

Name:  Unknown - young tree 5+?
Location:  Edge of Thambre site, Olleff Rd
Status:  blocked by construction materials

1. Identify species
2. Clear 2x2 space (esp cement)

O-20: bauhinia

Name:  Bauhinia / basavanapada / Orchid Tree
Location:  Outside newly constructed flats on corner of Olleff/Moy
Status:  has been horribly hacked but surviving.

1. Trim sucker shoots
2. Create 2x2 border
3. Compost/mulch

O-19: Java cassia

Name: Java cassia
Location:  end of Sterling Place, #? Moyenville Rd

1. Remove cables.
2. Trim lower straggly shoots.

O-18: ?

Name: ? Red flowered shrub planted by Muralidhars
Location: left of Sterling Place entrance
Status:  age? growing well, shrubby, flowering July, Aug

Action:  find out if they want to "tree" it or leave it shrublike

O-17: unknown

Name: ?
Location:  Olleff Rd, centre of Sterling Place (left of red flowering shrub)

Action:  Vandalism - remove internet cables and two Little Kingdom signs.

Status: In good condition but IN DANGER OF BEING CUT DOWN by local residents who are afraid of branches falling.  Should ask Forest Office about possible pruning of any lengthy branches that might pose a risk in future.

If you see this tree being cut down, ask to see a signed permission from the Forest Office. Also call me immediately, and the media :-)

O-17 trunk

O-17 base from left
O-17 trunk and canopy

O-17 canopy top
O-17 base from right

O-16: unknown

Name:  unknown, tall tree
Location: Olleff Rd, Sterling Place, centre (left of red flower shrub)

Action:  Vandalism - remove signs from Glorious Kids and Vinayaka Electricals.

13/7/16:  The fallen branch was removed by BBMP Forest Cell workers. Note:  this tree, although healthy, may be IN DANGER OF BEING CHOPPED DOWN by local residents who are worried that more branches would fall and damage property/human life. It does not need chopping down for this, but could do with some pruning (crown reduction), we can see if the Forest Cell would be willing to prune some of the lengthier branches to lessen the likelihood of branches breaking off in the future.

If you see this tree being cut down, ask to see signed permission from the Forest Office. Also, call me immediately! And the media :-)

10/7/16: Large branch of this tree broke off and has not fallen, but got entangled in tiles and railing of a rooftop on Sterling Place. If it falls, will do a lot of damage:
Broken branch caught on roof
Point where branch broke

O-15: ?

Location: end of Sterling Place near Britto

Action: Vandalised! Remove Little Kingdom sign.

O-14: ?

Location: end of Brittos

Action:  Vandalised. Remove internet cables and signs nailed by Glorious Kids School and Little Kingdom Play School.

O-13: ?

Location: top of road (right side) outside Britto house

Action:  remove cables and signs.

O-12: ?

Location: #4 Olleff Rd, outside gate

O-11: ?

Name:  ? tall tree, compound pinnate leaves (O-11 to 17 are all the same species)
Location:  Phils Den end
Notes:  may be about 15 years old?

Action:  Remove nails and signs from Glorious and Little Kingdom preschools. Write and inform principals not to repeat!

O-10: SAPLING tabebuia rosea

Name:  Tabebuia rosea / tecoma? / pink trumpet tree?
Location:  Phils Den (end)
Notes: planted 4/7/16 (extra sapling donated by KP Setlur)

Action:  border?

O-9: SAPLING neem

Name:  neem / Azadirachta indica
Location:  Phils Den, centre
Notes: Planted 4/7/16. Pit has dry leaf mulch
Water: ?

Action:  Border?

O-8: SAPLING calliandra

Name:  calliandra
Location:  outside Phils Den, leftish
Status:  planted 4/7/16. Pit filled with dry leaf mulch.

Action: needs 2x2 border.

O-7: SAPLING Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Name:  Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Location:  Olleff/Moyenville corner, Phils Den
Water: Muralidhar?
Notes: planted 4/7/16. Pit filled with dried leaves, no need for compost just now.

1. 2x2 border needed
2. VANDALISM - trash thrown by people loafing on corner
3. Talk to Sterling Place security and ask them to keep an eye out re trash
4. Confirm M water.

O-6: ?

Name: ? (same as O-4) owner called it a rainforest tree ..
Location:  3? Olleff Rd, right of main gate

1. Identify
2. VANDALISM - Cables to be removed!

O-5: Millettia pinnata

Name: Indian Beech - Pongam Oil Tree - honge -
Location:  3 Olleff Rd?, left of main gate

1. Confirm species

O-4: ?

Location: 3? Olleff Rd, centre

Notes:  compound pinnate leaf same as O-6

1. Identify
2. Confirm street no.

O-3: Bauhinia purpurea

Name:  Orchid Tree - basavana pada
Location: #3? Olleff Rd (corner house)
Status:  Blooming well August 2016

Action:  Remove sucker shoots.

O-2: SAPLING Magnolia champaca

Name: aka Michelia champaka) - sampige - champak - ylang ylang
Location:  2 Olleff Rd
Water:  Thambre

Notes: Replaced honge sapling on 4/7/16 as is clear overhead and can have a larger tree.Donated by Berlie St resident.

1. VANDALISM - construction debris to be removed
2. 2x2 border needed
3.  Add compost/mulch.
4. Pic needed.

Blog post about sampige by Shantha

Wikipedia info on Magnolia champaca

O-1: SAPLING Azadirachta indica

Name:  margosa / bewu / neem
Location:  2 Olleff Rd (corner)
Status:  original neem planted 6/16 died and was replaced 7/16.
Water:  Nazu

1. VANDALISM - Repair brick border.
2. Add compost/mulch
3. VANDALISM - remove trash.

O-1 neem