City gardeners will be taking their chainsaws to several hundred plane trees and false acacias this August as part of annual pruning operations in Rome. Roads affected include the Circonvallazione Gianicolense along the stretch that runs from Trastevere station to Via del Casaletto (the number 8 tram will be replaced by a bus running along the same route for the duration of the work), Viale Ippocrate near Piazza Bologna and Viale Parioli from Piazza Ungheria to Via della Moschea.

Instead 35 plane trees affected by Ceratocystis fimbriata, or so-called