Kolkata: Stressing the importance of increasing the green cover in the city, Member Mayor-in-Council (Parks & Gardens) Debasish Kumar on Wednesday urged all the councillors to plant as many trees as possible in their respective wards.He assured them the civic body is ready to supply as many trees as the councillors’ demand.”You are requested to inform me seven days in advance, regarding the requirement of trees that you want to plant in parks or any other available space for the sake of beautification. Monsoon is the time for tree plantation as the rain assists in growth of the trees. We are ready to supply as many trees as per your requirement,” Kumar said responsding to a proposal from Leader of Left Front Ratna Roy Majumder at the monthly meeting of the KMC on observance of Forest Week in July. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsKumar said Kolkata figures among the list of 100 cities across the globe that is facing anenvironmental threat.”It is high time for us to realize the importance of green cover in the city. The city has been witnessing a constant conflict between environment and urbanisation. We are constantly thinking about overhauling of water supply, drainage system and complaining about a plethora of problems we face in our daily life. I admit, these are all utilitarian services. But, if we remain indifferent to the environment, then we are simply calling our own doom,” he maintained. He added that the KMC has been doing plantation under the instructions of botanists, who have been Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedrecruited in the civic body under the Trinamool Congress board.”We are concentrating on fruit bearing trees to attract birds. There was a time when a scientific method of plantation was overlooked and trees like Krishachura, Radhachura that are not deep rooted were planted.They are getting uprooted whenever there is a storm and there have been cases of deaths too owing to the fall of big trees. We are now planting trees that do not grow very big but have deep roots,” Kumar said.He pointed out that the Army has not given the nod to the civic body to plant trees in the Maidan area and urged councillors to identify spaces in their respective wards for plantation.