700-year-old tree set on fire by unidentified perpetrators
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Posted by: Dana Walker
A 700-year-old registered tree has been set on fire and its branches have been cut by
unidentified people in the İznik district of the western province of Bursa.
The tree, which witnessed the Roman and Ottoman reigns, is believed to have been damaged to have the bees accommodating inside the hives on the tree relocate to another area, İhlas News Agency has reported.
The six-meter-wide and 20-meter-long cypress tree was registered by authorities six years ago and declared as a “monumental tree.”
The head of the Elbeyli village said the provincial culture ministry directorate had not been taking care of the tree.