The big Christmas tree that the new environmentalist mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Hurmic, had refused to see installed as every year in the Place Pey-Berland, will end its life in Malemort, near Brive, in Corrèze, where the town hall has decided to move it. buy.
At the beginning of September, the decision of the Gironde capital not to exhibit “a dead tree” for the holidays had triggered sarcasm and a controversy all the more lively in Corrèze because the tree is produced there. “I did not appreciate Pierre Hurmic’s position, because beyond the Christmas tradition that I think is important to defend in this period of health crisis, it is a whole sector devoted to wood in our territory that is concerned ”, summarizes the UDI mayor of Malemort, Laurent Darthou.
The tree will be cut to make benches
Provided by the company “Mon sapin”, located 80 kilometers from Malemort and whose plantation extends over 300 hectares in Haute-Corrèze, the tree in question “is indeed the one chosen by the municipality of Bordeaux”, according to the mayor. At a height of 19 meters, it was to be cut this Monday morning and installed on a roundabout in the Corrèze commune of 8,300 inhabitants.
An operation invoiced for 6,000 euros. “The 3,000 euros devoted to the end-of-year show in schools, canceled due to the Covid, will be allocated to this purchase”, specifies Laurent Darthou, who announces that it is not a “political coup To make people talk about him. “This sector is important locally. We need the wood for the construction of furniture, houses etc. Once the holidays are over, we will also cut this tree to create benches that we will install in the town. “
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