I watched when this palatial house in BTM Layout was coming up. and some friends exclaimed at the lavishness of the construction.
But then, I saw that several Honge (Pongaemia) saplings had been planted in front of the house. This must have been five or six years ago, I think.
Today I was walking by…and those trees provide welcome shade to cars and pedestrians.
I know some home owners who have cut down trees during the construction of their houses; so it is a welcome change to see a scene like this.