And interestingly in some places in Thimphu, these trees still dominate the scene. The pollens have literally filled the surrounding areas. Of course they in no way do spare the passing vehicles and pedestrians alike. These trees remain ideally away from the reach of city officials - who may not have seen them at all or even if they have, these trees may never be in their agenda now. This is interesting. Even within Thimphu - there are step-motherly-Cinderella treatments! And there is no doubt such differential treatments are meted out to rural over those in uran areas.
The following are some pictures of the remaining and thriving allergy - poplar trees. I am sure there are many more out there.