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Landmark Iconic Ivi Tree Gives In

After standing up to many cyclones in recent times, the capital’s landmark tree finally gave in to Mother Nature’s wrath. The iconic ivi (Tahitian nut) tree at the corner of
22 Feb 2016 10:14
Landmark Iconic Ivi Tree Gives In

After standing up to many cyclones in recent times, the capital’s landmark tree finally gave in to Mother Nature’s wrath.

The iconic ivi (Tahitian nut) tree at the corner of Scott Street and Thomson Street in Suva was destroyed at the height of Tropical Cyclone Winston last Saturday.

The area in which it stands was once aptly called the Ivi Triangle until its name changed to Vodafone Triangle.

It was once a popular resting place for city commuters.

 

Test of time

Not only has the tree stood up to natural disasters but also was at the height of a public controversy in 2012.

It was alleged that someone tried to burn down the historic tree.

According to National Fire Authority rubbish had been slotted into the base of the tree and was burning, but fire officers reacted and quickly saved the tree.

Meanwhile, Suva City Council workers cleared the remaining stump yesterday.

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