Fire damage at Massicault War Cemetery
20 August 2012
Farmers in the north Tunisia have been carrying out
"burning off" operations to remove wheat stubble, making the task
of preparing their fields for ploughing easier when the first rains
of Autumn arrive in September.
Unfortunately due to high winds, these fires have resulted in
extensive damage to olive tree plantations and roadside
Damage was caused to trees and hedges at Massicault War Cemetery
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.
Our staff are currently assessing the best way to deal with the