As Malta sees its trees being removed and chainsawed while members of the public have joined up to challenge the authority’s apparent ‘no-mercy-for-trees’ policy, all hope does not seem to be lost just yet.
Amidst the chaos and carnage, a young local councillor from Mellieħa has announced that he will be pushing for more trees to be planted… and even tried to get more people on it
“Charity begins at home,” newly-elected councillor Gabriel Micallef posted on Facebook yesterday, sharing a photo from the Grow 10 Trees project (aimed at people growing their own trees) that’s currently gaining traction.
“One tree for every resident of Mellieħa & Manikata, imagine almost 7500 more trees in our locality,” Micallef continued. “Would you take the challenge?”
Contacted by Lovin Malta, Micallef has said he was interested and invested in this initiative due to the “problems being caused by poor urban planning”
The young councillor even said he had contacted the Grow 10 Trees project on how he can “encourage the residents to take part and start making a difference from their own homes”.
Asked about the response towards this initiative, Micallef said that it was extremely good and promising. Here’s hoping a bunch of people take up this challenge!
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