Heraklion: After the death of the 51-year-old, dozens of requests to cut dangerous trees

Heraklion: After the death of the 51-year-old, dozens of requests to cut dangerous trees
Heraklion: After the death of the 51-year-old, dozens of requests to cut dangerous trees

The citizens of Heraklion were shocked and outraged by the death of the 51-year-old man who was killed in one of the city’s most central streets, Democracy Avenue, after a tree fell.

Since that moment, the Green Service of the Municipality of Heraklion, Crete has received 70 requests for tree cutting.

The General Secretary of the Municipality of Heraklion, Eugenia Stylianou, speaking to ERT Heraklion, emphasized that the requests will be thoroughly examined in order to make final decisions.

General meeting

Tomorrow Friday (2/9), as Ms. Stylianou clarified, the general meeting convened by the mayor of Heraklion, Vassilis Lambrinos, will take place with the participation of all competent scientific bodies.

“The purpose of the meeting is to assess the resilience of the city’s centuries-old trees (and not only) and to draw up a “road map” for their conservation.”

Regarding the investigation of the circumstances under which Panagiotis Mitrelos died, Mrs. Stylianou underlined, when asked about it, that three independent experts from the Forestry Directorate of Heraklion, who were appointed by decision of the Prosecutor’s Office. At the same time, the family of the deceased has appointed its own expert.

“The municipality has committed that all necessary actions should be taken in order to fully clarify the case” emphasized Mrs. Stylianou and noted that “neither the competence nor the ability of the experts is in question. The municipality will monitor the entire development of the process.”


The article is in Greek

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