After the beloved Cat Village in Spinola Bay was demolished to make place for what seems to be concrete construction, the company responsible for the development planted a ‘new’, 200-year-old olive tree in the same spot.
St. Julian’s residents “mourned the death of their beloved tree” as Cat Village went through the controversial makeover.
The cats that had made the area under the tree their home have now been forced to rest on the construction material it became covered in.
The company behind the development, the Tumas Group, promised it would plant a new tree to replace the eucalyptus tree destroyed during the development – so it shopped in a 200-year-old tree from Sicily to be planted in its place.
While exhausted residents welcomed the little bit of greenery, seeing that Cat Village will no longer merely consist of concrete blocks anymore, it just leaves one wondering whether leaving the existing tree in place could have been more efficient.
What do you make of this?