Attempts to prune the branches and to cut a huge tree in front of a building on Venkatasamy Road in R.S. Puram on Wednesday triggered opposition by green activists.
A group of green activists gathered in front of the building and tried to stop the tree cutting. This led to tense moments and commotion for some time. After the owner of the building stated that he was cutting the tree only with prior permission, the green activists left the place deciding to take up the matter with the Revenue Divisional Officer for granting permission for tree cutting without inspection of the trees by the members of the Tree Protection Committee.