Students protest tree removal for construction
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A protest against the removal of trees and other vegetation in the place of a new construction was held near the Barratt lecture theatre on 9 October by students and RU Green members. The protest was led by Ruth Kruger, chairperson of RU Green. She was joined by other students who shared their concerns and felt the need to demonstrate.
The new construction that is to be built is a Life Sciences building that will span over 1500 square metres and will require the removal of several indigenous trees and several other older trees. The extraction of the trees is fast approaching and the developers need only to remove tunnels that are currently curbing their advances in the construction process.
“The building is an initiative from the Dean of Science and Dr Iain L’Ange,” said Kruger. The removal of the trees is not in accordance with standard environmental practices explained Kruger.
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