İzmir, Sep 14 () - In Buca district of Aegean province of İzmir, inhabitants raised their concerns as trees began to dry in one of the most important green fields in the city, the Hasanağa Garden.
The 96,000 squaremeters large park is known as the resting spot of locals and tourists, with its century old trees, 1000-meters-long biking track, walking tracks, and sports platforms.
While old trees in the historical garden tend to die, locals told they were worried about their unique green field, as well as the parrots and numerous other bird species that the park hosts.
The Garden was restored by the Izmir Municipality in November 2013. The historical garden is known to have been put up for sale in 1926 when the Levantine businessman Aliotti of Italian origin had died. In 1930, the new owner Hasan Aga had installed a kiosk and two houses.
When the kiosk had burnt out after a fire has broken out, the garden had been opened to the public, until İzmir Municipality launched restoration works to integrate the green area to the city.