Keep Them Off of our Trees

Keep spraying man

Here a CDA employee sprinkles the insecticide by a spray gun to a tree. It’s an attempt to save trees (the ones that remains from cutting – you can refer to Ghalia’s Bald Islamabad).

This drive to save trees from termites came up as hundreds of trees are lost every year in Islamabad to termite attacks. The termites attack is noticed mostly in Sheesham, Kikar and Neem trees.

Termites live well hidden in the wood of a tree or in the soil and their galleries are perfectly sealed off making it difficult for even an insecticide or a bio-control agent to reach their colony. Normally it does not attack green trees but the phenomenon is being witnessed in Islamabad.

Image Source: Tanveer Shazad / Dawn

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