Famous “umbrella pine trees” of Saint-Tropez under threat

Famous “umbrella pine trees” of Saint-Tropez under threat - The president of the resident’s association of Saint-Tropez has written to the prefect to alert authorities about the threat to the famous “Parasol Pines” in the area which are being attacked by the turtle cochineal. A familiar part of the landscape in and around Saint-Tropez is seriously under threat due to the parasite which appeared back in 2021 and which is gradually gaining ground in the Var region. Residents call for a clear and precise plan to prevent any more pines falling victim to the destructive phenomenon.

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