The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests has urged the environment ministry to take stringent steps to curb the illegal felling of trees. No action plans was prepared by the ministry to control illegal cutting of trees.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of P. Edwin Wilson Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 01/02/2019 regarding measures to protect the trees planted at public places and along the avenues in Chennai. The grievance in the application is that laying of concrete and cement around the trees, without any space is detrimental to the health of trees and environment. Avenue trees need to have adequate space around them.