Neighbors from the Lower Buenos Aires area will carry out this Monday a “symbolic hug” to two trees to try to prevent the felling of both specimens as part of the works carried out by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires to advance with the Metrobús route along Paseo Colón avenue.
The protest is called by neighborhood organizations and will take place at 7:30 in the intersection of Paseo Colón and Humberto Primo with the slogan #Notreesnolife.
As they stated, the intention will be to obstruct the felling of two specimens, which is scheduled by the Buenos Aires administration from 8 o’clock.
The extension of the Metrobus began in October of last year and is in full execution in the section between Independencia and Brasil avenues, in front of Parque Lezama.
Strictly speaking, it is the second stage of the work, which will have an extension of almost two kilometers and will reach the neighborhoods of San Telmo and La Boca, with 16 new inns distributed in four stops for the 19 bus lines.
To achieve the expansion of the number of lanes, the Buenos Aires Government demolished two emblematic buildings in the area located at the intersection with Brazil: one where the Workshop School of the Historic District operated, and the other known as “Marconetti”, built in 1929.
And in 2022 it advanced on the specimens of urban trees, as anticipated in a press report from last year, where although it indicated that the incorporation of 105 new trees was expected to the current 380 of the layout; he warned that some 68 would be affected or removed.