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​Residents of Tejeda in Gran Canaria Protest Against Transplanting Trees

Residents of Tejeda in Gran Canaria Protest Against Transplanting Trees

The transplant of eleven trees by the Municipality of Tejeda in Gran Canaria has generated divided opinions in the town this week.

The AVETE Association, a specialist organisation for tree culture, together with other groups opposed to the transplant of these trees, this week brought an expert engineer to the island to assess and report on the causes and consequences of this action.

Susana Dominguez, the engineer, reported that “the transplanting had been done without sufficient care and the trees will probably not survive.” Veronica Hernandez, representative of Mesa del Arbol de La Orotava, described this tree transplanting project as brutal, and said “To see them there abandoned and to know that they are not going to live seems a disregard to nature.”

The Municipality reports “The trees are in good condition and the proof of this are the new leaves that have sprung up.”

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