Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 25th June, 2011)
Alas, no more
Shame... I wouldn't like to be chopped down when I am 112.
One of the sddaest sights I've seen recently. I wonder if Wign council applied for permission from itself to carry out this act of environmental vandalism. I am aware of the various diseases that affect Chestnut trees, but this is a conservaton area and smacks distinctly of the "elf n safety" brigade. Is something going to be planted in its place....I doubt it.
What have they done with it?.I have a wood burner.
very sad :-(
Gone, but not forgotten by hundreds of schoolchildren and their winning conkers.
Another tree bits the (saw)dust
Sad but unfortunately very necessary. Perhaps for the benefit of the cynics the council should have left the tree until it collapsed on its own on the next windy day. Then you could all say someone might have been maimed or killed and how careless of you for knowingly putting peoples lives at risk and demanding that someone should be sacked.
I'm not too sure about the actions taken in the Borough over 'diseased' trees. A group of cherry trees were cut down by Britannia Bridge School because of 'disease', which might have led to a limb falling on an unfortunate child. Seems like this is a similar situation. I'm not aware of any remedial or preventative work having been undertaken to control any disease. It might be that financial pressures have led to the council deciding to simply get rid of the trees entirely, rather than trying to carry out more costly disease control measure.