Tree restoration planned along ancient Inwa capital’s walls

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The compound inside the short-drum-shaped city wall of ancient Inwa seen with scarce trees in 2019 when the bronze statue of King Thatoe Minphya, founder of the First Inwa, was erected.

Due to high temperatures, trees will be grown again to restore the originality beside the north-south road in a short-drum-shaped city wall and on the Thayetthonpin street running from north to south in the east of ancient Inwa, said author and archaeologist (U) Bo Shate (Yatanapura).
About 25 years ago, there were rows of banyan trees, rain trees, and Madhuka, but there are no trees now, so the temperatures have been rising.
“To restore the originality of the north-south road in the short-drum-shaped city wall and the Thayetthonpin street from north to south in the east of the outside wall of Inwa city, we will grow trees. We plan to grow rain trees, badum, and banyan trees as previously exisited. It is getting hotter day after day in Inwa. About 24 years ago, there were many Madhuka trees along the street from Thitsataik Pagoda to the balcony door. When I was 16, there were many banyan trees and rain trees on Nyaungthonpin Street. They have been cut down, and it is now a barren plain. Without trees, it is scorching. So, we will grow trees there again,” he said.
Tree growing campaign, which invites participation, is scheduled to start in the early monsoon, and they have submitted to the authorities to grow badum, Madhuka, Indian laburnum and neem trees that match the local climate, he added.
“We plan to start in early monsoon. We will start with whatever we can do. We have told the authorities to grow trees again. We will grow badum, Madhuka, Indian laburnum, and neem trees that match the local climate. We welcome any assistance,” he said.
With rising temperatures, many organizations have prepared to grow trees in most areas. — MT/ZN/ED

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