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Fire damaged trees removed and replanted at Massicault War Cemetery

27 November 2012

Fire damaged trees and hedges have been removed and replanted at Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia.

The damage was caused earlier in the year when a fire, fanned by strong winds, burnt through the agricultural fields surrounding the cemetery.

As a result 280 metres of established Pittosporum tobira hedge was burnt (approximately 560 plants) together with 35 established Acacias. Climbing plants (Bougainvillea) on the pergola feature were also affected.

It was assessed that 200 metres of  Pittisporum Tobira hedge could be 'hard pruned', allowing for a good chance of regeneration.  As a result, only a third of the hedge needed to be completely replaced.

The CWGC team at Massicault also pruned or removed all damaged plants and planted new olive trees in place of the burnt Acacias.