SamoKodela Posted December 4, 2017 Share Posted December 4, 2017 I think it's a relevant topic and yeah it's about my hometown Ptuj again, but 7 large Catalpa trees that look healthy are about to be brought down when the towns market is going to be renovated. The market is not going to be changed that much(and it looks good now and was made by a famous architect Plečnik that worked around Europe), but the road beyond the Catalpas could be included to enlarge the market even if' it's big enough for events now(it's been really well checked, except that you can't put extremely big, mostly really cheap events there, which are just three quarters of a mile away from the market and center of town now) and a civil movement has gathered 4200 signatures against the trees being put down. There are 20 000 people in this town, so even if not all the signatures are from the immediate town itself, it's a lot. The civil movement might be a bit late, but the town hall hid the project for long, did not want to include citizen's opinion at first and was not interested in getting a professional opinion on the trees at all, unfortunately neither did the movement, as it is a fairly new thing to have such initiatives in our town and they didn't realise half a year ago, how quickly they themselves should start working towards a professional opinion. A professional opinion was finally made in July, it was made on visual observation and it's a really good professional and she has written that the trees should remain and that the second and third stage examination should be made, which also includes scientific devices for inner examination. The town hall kept hiding this report until late November! The town hall ordered another report in Oktober and this guy never really did a second or third degree investigation, but also just observed the trees visually and said that they should be brought down and now the place where he is working is also getting some business selling trees for some other project for the town hall. So there you go, some people in this town are trying to preserve those trees, they got only days left and they are trying to work against the idea, that everything is just about the profit. Their point is to include the trees in the new market. Old and new market(last three photos are the new market, it will have trees but that's not the point and they will be small at first): Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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