On the cutting down of indigenous trees

2018-11-01 06:01

Dear Editor,

I read M. Kitshoff’s article in your October 11 edition, titled ‘The other side of Arbor Month’, and I know how the reader feels. I had a salon in Woolet street. Opposite the salon there used to be a row of majestic trees.

I had an old client. She was Norwegian. She told to me that when she was a little girl her parents and other friends planted those trees. She was over eighty and died long ago.

One day there was construction work in the dip. I could hear a big noise across from me. I ran across to the hackers and enquired.

“Sorry ma’am we were instructed to bring them down,” was the response. I walked away, cursing under my breath. That night there was a big deluge, you should have seen the mess. I think they had to spend a huge sum for steel reinforcement. Karma.

Nonetheless, not long after that, developers got into trouble for bringing down milkwood trees in Margate. Trees are so sacred to me.




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