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New Zealand's best-known tree damaged with a saw

Mar 242020

This solitary plant is located in the middle of a lake in a UNESCO world heritage park.

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An iconic tree found in Lake Wanaka (New Zealand) has been damaged because several branches have been cut with a saw, an act of vandalism that has caused rejection and outrage in the society of that country, reports the local portal Stuff .

The one known as 'that Wanaka tree' (#thatwanakatree, in English) belongs to the family 'Salix fragilis', it is the most photographed plant in New Zealand and is located in Te Wahipounamu Park, considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco .

Trees of this type often grow on riverbanks, so the location of this specimen has become one of New Zealand's most iconic images and a tourist attraction.

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A few days ago, the local photographer Luisa Apanui visited the place and discovered that this tree had suffered a "discouraging" attack when "we already have enough negative news", as she shared on her Facebook profile.

 

New Zealand's best-known tree damaged with a saw

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