It was detected for the first time in Toulouse in 2018, in the industrial zone of Fondeyre, in the north of the Pink City.
Since the colored canker, fungus killer of plane trees, has proliferated and continues its fatal spread inexorably, in particular on the Canal du Midi where 1,100 trees had to be felled last year.
He has just made a new victim in the heart of Toulouse.
A plane tree on Boulevard Lascrosses, located near the Jardin Compans, was diagnosed positive.
He will be felled, just like eight other trees which are in the sanitary perimeter, an area of 35 meters around the contaminated one.
The town hall will carry out this operation on June 21 and 22 and already ensures that they will be replaced by plants of a different essence.
26,000 plane trees already felled along the Canal du Midi
It will be necessary to wait until September to see new shrubs planted in place of the holes left by the stumps.
Since 2006, and the detection of the first outbreak of colored canker on the banks of the Canal du Midi, nearly 26,000 plane trees have already been felled on the banks of the watercourse listed as World Heritage by Unesco.
Each year, Voies navigables de France, its manager, replants 2,000 to 2,500 trees to replace them.
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