Minister Borg complains that a “tree” from Saqqajja Road has been stolen

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Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg took to Facebook to complain that a newly planted Aleppo pine sapling has gone missing. According to the Minister unknown individuals ‘have stolen’ one of the Aleppo Pine saplings which were planted along Saqqajja Road on Friday.

The minister has come under fire for the uprooting of trees around the islands to make way for wider roads, said that the “stolen tree” will be replaced and hundreds of others will be planted around Malta and Gozo.

F’inqas minn 24 siegħa wara li ħawwilna mal-100 siġra taż-Żnuber ġdida fit-Telgħa tas-Saqqajja, xi persuni għoġobhom…

Posted by Ian Borg on Friday, August 23, 2019

In an article published by the Times of Malta, Infrastructure Malta reportedly said that the Aleppo pine trees along between Saqqajja Hill and the Our Lady of Victories Chapel would not be uprooted.

The Environmental Impact Assessment noted that 110 other Aleppo pines are set for uprooting elsewhere along the route.