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.

THANK YOU

Natasha

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