Blown by the wind

submitted by St. Margaret College Boys Secondary Verdala : Kynan Grech  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Annual Exhibition, newspaper, other, school magazine, website
Proof of dissemination: Click to view
Dissemination description: school magazine and school website. The photo and related write up has been sent to the Times of Malta. Info related to the aims of our YRE projects will be disseminated through the annual school exhibition
filed under Photos

Recently strong winds hit the area of Bypass Road Ghaxaq bending down some of the new planted trees with one of them in particular at the risk of falling down. Heavy winds can do lots of damage to trees than just rustle leaves. Prevailing winds that happen from daily and seasonal changes can affect the growth, form, and very survival of trees. So arborists should take into consideration the impact of wind on trees as this affects the quality of nursery stock and growth of trees planted. Wind is an important factor to be considered when selecting the right tree for a planting site. On contacting the Major of Ghaxaq Local Council I was referred to the Malta Transport and Infrastructure Authority whom they then contacted the Deputy Manager of the Environmental Landscapes Consortium Ltd for immediate intervention and rehabilitation of this tree risking falling down and dying.

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