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Caisie's tree to remain in Brighton park
9:58am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
Friends of a teenager killed in a horror crash have saved the tree where her ashes are scattered.
Caisie Muller, who lived in Elm Grove, Brighton, died in 2011 after a crash in Jamaica.
Her father, his former partner and a family friend were also killed in the accident.
Former Dorothy Stringer pupil Caisie’s friends set up a memorial to her at a tree in The Level.
But Brighton and Hove City Council said it would have to go because the park is being improved.
Caisie’s friends fought the decision and now the council has agreed to save the tree.
A council spokeswoman said: “We fully understand the emotional connection of the birch tree associated with Caisie on The Level.
“The silver birch tree will be relocated in the Sensory Garden area of The Level where it will be surrounded by flowers and other plants.
“Caisie’s friends will be fundraising to help towards the cost of moving the tree and will consider |the option of erecting a memorial plaque.
“They will also be helping to plant the surrounding flower beds.”
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