The trees in Carmelo Dimech garden had to be pruned after they grew into the overhanging electricity wires and posed a safety risk, Mosta’s Mayor has told Lovin Malta.
A little over a week ago, trees in a square along Triq Anglu Gatt in Mosta were pruned. People raised concerns that the trees were being pruned during the height of summer, given that they are a vital source of shade.
However, the mayor and local council have confirmed that the trees had to be pruned as they were interfering with electrical cables.
Romilda Baldacchino Zarb explained that after consulting with experts, the local council concluded that the wires were posing a safety risk to residents.
“The council took immediate action because of safety issues and due to the fact that Enemalta could not work should the cables fail,” the local council said.
The horticultural expert did note that while it was not an ideal time to prune the trees, safety came first.