In this video, M. R. Hari addresses the oft-repeated query as to whether trees planted close to a house or any building will damage the structure. He recommends adopting a practical, rather than emotional, attitude towards trees. Trees should be pruned judiciously. The crowns of those planted close to a building should be chopped off (at an angle of 45 degrees) retaining one leafy branch at least so that new sprouts will emerge. However, care should be taken not to have banyan trees or teaks within a small compound.
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