People walking past jacaranda in park
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Jacaranda tree debate in Pretoria

A fierce debate is raging in the South African city of Pretoria about whether its famous jacaranda trees should be removed.

The trees, introduced from South America more than a century ago, have an invasive root system and need a lot of water, preventing anything else from growing around them.

Melanie Ruiz reports.

  • 13 Nov 2012