I read with bewilderment the Government's initiative in "greening" the country (Intensifying green drive and getting Singaporeans to be stewards of nature, Sept 14).
Why bewilderment? Just take a look around at the trees after pruning. You can hardly see any branches with leaves.
What is left is the trunk with a few shoots and leaves.
Another thing, most neighbourhood upgrading involves cementing and converting grass patches to add chairs and such under and around the trees.