Locals react harshly to tree-cutting in Marmaris

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Some Marmaris residents have reacted strongly against the trimming of eucalyptus trees by teams from the Marmaris Municipality Parks and Gardens Directorate.

“We trimmed the long branches of eucalyptus trees to avoid any danger in stormy days,” said İlknur Kökeş, director of Marmaris Municipality Parks and Gardens Directorate.

After trimming three trees on Mustafa Muğlalı Street that are reportedly 120 years old, Marmaris residents criticized the practice and called national and local newspapers, saying, “They are killing the trees.”
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