It’s a very old tree. Very sacred tree to the …

Comment on Sick tree Melanka concern by Penangke.

It’s a very old tree. Very sacred tree to the local people and an important part of the cultural heritage of Alice Springs and Central Australia.
It’s that cultural heritage that attracts many people to our town. I imagine that it’s going to be very difficult to dig up its roots for the foundations of an eight story building without causing significant damage to it.
Probably threatening its survival. Perhaps the developers are looking for some way to get it out of their way.

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