Historic silk cotton tree falls in Tobago

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    Access to Golden Lane, Tobago has been temporarily restricted as a direct result of the uprooting of the historic Silk Cotton Tree at Culloden Bay Road.

    According to the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the tree fell around 12:40pm today, damaging two vehicles.

    Residents in the community have also been marooned, with restricted access in and out of the area – the area is only accessible via foot traffic through Seaview Trace.

    TEMA is now coordinating the response by State agencies to move the tree, while the Police Service is managing traffic.

    The Silk Cotton Tree has been a part of Tobago’s cultural heritage for decades.

    The THA says based on the folklore, this is the tree from which the African witch, Gang Gang Sarah, took flight to return to Africa.