4 cypress trees and 5 pine trees were felled: the verification operations on the trees between Piazza Venezia and Piazza dell' ended yesterdayAra Coeli, after the collapses of the shrubs recorded in recent months. 16 pine trees and 6 cypresses remain in the square, the number will be integrated shortly - the department announcedEnvironment of Rome – with the planting of new pine trees. The tests carried out by the technicians and agronomists on site certified the need for the removal of the 9 felled trees, in order to prevent risks to property and people. “We have completed an appropriate intervention to protect public safety and the planting of 50 new pine trees will shortly follow – clarified Rome's Environment Councilor, Sabrina Alfonsi -. Last week, with a change in the budget, the council allocated sufficient resources for the purchase of plants intended for both the square and the Capitoline Hill in accordance with the indications of the Capitoline Superintendency and the State Superintendence".
Again under the direction of expert agronomists, balancing pruning was carried out to contain the inclination of two pine trees and thus avoid their felling. The specimens remaining in the area will be constantly monitored thanks to the use of a specific instrument, the inclinometer, to verify their stability and stability. During the felling carried out yesterday morning, some environmentalists in defense of Rome's pine trees improvised a sit-down whose images were relaunched on social networks: "They are defacing the landscape, no one is listening", explained the activists.