The Malta Independent 18 October 2021, Monday

Only two out of 33 trees did not survive transplants from Castille Square to other sites

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 19:55 Last update: about 7 years ago

A total of 33 trees out of the 45 which were in Castille Square have been uprooted and transplanted and out of those, two did did not survive.

Answering a parliamentary question put by opposition MP Toni Bezzina, Infrastructure Minister Joe Mizzi said that 12 trees were left in place.

He said that three Cupressus Sempervirens and two Pinus Halipensis were replanted in Castille Square. Three Olea Mediterranea and nine Cercis Silliquastrum were planted at Hastings in Valletta. One Ficus Elastica was planted in Triq Aldo Moro, Marsa. Four Ficus Nitida were planted at Bieb is-Sultan, Żabbar. One Laurus and one Cicas  was planted at Upper Barrakka. One Pinus Halipensis was planted at the Pinetum in Pieta'. And three Phoenix Canariensis, two Wasingtonia Filifera and one Phoenix Dactylifera  were replanted in Herbert Ganado, Valletta.

Mr Mizzi also answered another question saying that the consultant who gave the advice was paid €4832.52 and the appointment was agreed on by the grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation and Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar.



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