Old carob tree brutally chopped down in Birkirkara

A video documenting the felling of an old carob tree in Birkirkara has been doing the rounds on Facebook.

A woman documented workers brutally cutting down the tree, which was in a private residence in St Mary Street in Birkirkara.

Both the Planning Authority and the Environment and Resource Authority (ERA) were informed and questioned about whether the felling carried out was legal or otherwise. A police report was filed with Birkirkara Police Station by the woman who took the video herself.

Questions have been sent to the Planning Authority and ERA by Newsbook.com.mt.