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People of Telangana are saving 700 years old banyan tree from termite infection

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700 years old banyan tree : A 700-year-old Banyan tree was preserved in Telangana just when it was about to befall due to the infection caused by termite. Officials in Telangana have literally put the tree on drips filled with diluted pesticides to get rid of the insects.

700 years old banyan tree
700 Year Old Banyan Tree

FACTS ABOUT THE BANYAN TREE:

The 700-year-old tree is preserved in the state’s Mahabubnagar district.

It is not available for public view since last December as one of its branches crashed due to termite infection, reported the Telangana Today.      700 years old banyan tree

Spread across three acres, the tree is believed to be the second biggest Banyan tree in the world.     700 years old banyan tree

Apparently, tourists have named this majestic tree as “Pillalamarri” or “Peerla Marri” in Telangana.

THE PROCESS OF PURIFICATION:

The official tried to push Chlorpyrifos chemical into the stem through holes but it failed. Then, they injected the chemical solution like a saline drip.

700 years old banyan tree
700 Year Old Banyan Tree

Subsequently, the officials are precariously watering the roots of the tree with the diluted solution to kill the termites.

According to the news report published in the Hindustan Times, a concrete building structure has been built to support the collapsing heavy branches.    700 years old banyan tree

HEALTH FOLLOW-UP CHART OF THE MIGHTY TREE

“The tree’s health is stable now. We are hoping it will become normal after a few days. We are also planning to open the site to the public after discussion with the higher officials, but this time people have to see it from a distance away from the barricades,” the official told the English daily.

As of now, hundreds of saline bottles filled with insecticide are being hung at a distance of two metres and it would take around two months to completely recover.  700 years old banyan tree

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