Thursday, February 22, 2018

An assault on the land*


THE land that was Trestrail Lands (now a Housing Development Corporation housing estate) was purchased by Sir John Cleaver in 1872 from the British Crown when Trinidad was still teeming with wildlife. Clifford Trestrail subsequently bought a parcel of land in D’Abadie from Cleaver. He developed half into a horse farm, slowly clearing one pasture each year, importing the Pangola grass and Lajanay trees from India for shade while keeping the other half in forest, protecting the wildlife.

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