The councilor for green areas of the Municipality of Siena Silvia Buzzichelli explains the situation of the Medici Fortress, in particular as regards the part between the San Filippo bastion and the bastion of the madonna, For some weeks now it has been banned from passing by citizens due to criticalities reported on some plants, at risk of falling. “We understand the inconveniences, but the Comune must protect the safety of all. “After the reporting of some citizens for some pending branches – explains Buzzichelli – the Fire Brigade intervened and with a specific beware they reported the danger of horse chestnut trees. According to the documentation that we received, all thirty-eight trees present critical issues and therefore we had to import the space below with barriers, starting the process to monitor the situation as required by law. Moreover, we cannot fail to follow the instructions of the Fire Brigade“.
“We understand the inconvenience – underlines Buzzichelli – for the notes still in an area so important for citizens and families, a green space of importance for the historic center and beyond. Before this, however, there is the protection of public safety and of the citizens themselves, as well as that of plants. We will try in every way to shorten the bureaucratic times, but the rules are clear and we cannot derogate ”.
“At the moment – cconcludes the commissioner Silvia Buzzichelli – we await the evaluation on the trees by an external agronomist who, through monitoring, will make us understand the real condition of each single horse chestnut. Based on these data, the Municipality will be able to proceed with any replacements, prunings or continue with a ‘simple’ monitoring. We also take into account that this is a place bound by the Superintendency and where, therefore, any intervention is subject to prior authorization “.