Casuarina trees still not avenged continued on page 5

2015-06-11 06:00

THE corner of Genazzano and Watson Highway is likely to go another month without trees after a property developer promised that the area would be naturally beautified­ by the end of May.

Provdev head Stuart Whittaker has said the erection of indigenous trees to the much talked about and beloved piece of land will be delayed by at least another month.

The popular park-like area came under the spotlight after Whittaker removed casuarina trees, much to the disdain of the community.

Whittaker also admitted to incorrectly assessing the environmental impact of the tree felling with hundreds of weaver birds killed and displaced in the process.

At the time, Whittaker said the Department­ of Forestry requested he remove trees on his personal property on Watson Highway at the entrance of Westbrook.

He said he thereafter offered to remove the trees on Watson Highway and Genazzano claiming “seeds were creating saplings after I had removed the trees”

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