Watch: More trees get uprooted in Qala

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

More trees are being eradicated from the site upon which a seven-storey block will be built in Qala.

The carob trees in Triq il-Wardija and Triq 30 ta’ Ottubru were already removed on the 31st July. Another six almond and fig trees will be sacrificed to make way for the concrete structure.

A person who uploaded footage on Facebook said that one of the two people who were taking down the trees tried to stop him from taking pictures.

This new development in Qala (PA/08647/18) will have 30 garages, offices, 53 residences and a house with a pool spread over 1,600 square metres, over what was previously agricultural land.

The Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) had approved the trees’ removal, explaining that they were not protected by regulation.

Footage: Karl Vella Petroni