Update: Ongoing works at Sports Complex

May 18, 2022

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Works are currently underway at the College Sports Grounds.

All the surrounding olive trees have recently been transplanted to the Jesuit Retreat House at Mt St Joseph in Mosta, while other trees are in the process of being transplanted within the St Aloysius College grounds.

Featured above: Successfully replanted olive and palm trees

Fr Jimmy sj has shared a comprehensive information update regarding current works:

Only a few ficus trees could not be transplanted on our grounds because their roots are very invasive and can damage services and floor tiles if they are close to buildings. We therefore contacted the Environment Landscapes Consortium (ELC) to ask them to plant these trees in open public spaces, as has been the case with some other ficus trees that were transplanted from College grounds to other open spaces during the past years.

Apart from the ficus trees, we had a handful of cypress trees that had to be removed. I am informed that these trees could not be transplanted because of the way their root system grows.

In order to compensate for the trees that could not be transplanted, St Aloysius College will be teaming up with the contractor, Vassallo Group, to plant ten trees for every tree that was lost. The details of where to plant these trees have not yet been decided but our intention is to give them to Parks Malta.

It goes without saying that all works are being conducted according to the Planning authority permits.

The respect for the environment, and trees in particular, have long been high on the agenda of our College. Between 2002-2007, St Aloysius College planted around 10,000 indigenous trees at the Kennedy Grove in Salina and in other places managed by Parks Malta. Moreover between 2008 to 2013 around 2000 trees were planted at Mt St Joseph retreat house. Furthermore, between 2016 to the present day, our College has created a nursery (featured below) which is being managed by teachers and students, and which has so far grown around 2000 indigenous trees, many of which have been donated to the University of Malta, Park tal-Majjistral, and other private residences.

Our College will continue to be committed to educating our students to take care of our common home through the College’s green policy and many other curricular and cross-curricular initiatives.  

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