September 26, 2016

  • Snape

    Campaigners angered by decision to fell lime trees in Snape

    Campaigners battling to save a historic landmark avenue of lime trees in Snape have called on councillors to think again after they approved plans allowing some of them to be felled and pruned. The decision by Hambleton District Council’s planning committee over the roadside trees in Snape, near Bedale, has been described by the campaigners say as “an act of vandalism” and they say it opposes the recommendations made by experts and the council officers. A meeting of the committee saw it pass controversial plans by Snape Parish Council, to fell and prune some of the trees, which are protected…

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    Loss of tree in Oswaldtwistle’s Rhyddings Park ‘extremely disappointing’

    Campaigners have said the loss of an iconic tree in Oswaldtwistle’s Rhyddings Park was ‘extremely disappointing’. The 40-foot half-grown sequoia, or giant redwood, was cut down by Hyndburn Council after a campaign to keep the tree standing failed. The sequoia, planted in 1973 by the Oswaldtwistle Civic Society, will now make way for a ‘Market Cross’ memorial and seating as a result of a £2million lottery scheme to restore the open space in Fielding Lane. Mark Cooper, from Oswaldtwistle, set up a campaign on his aerial photography page on Facebook to raise awareness of the potential loss of tree earlier…

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    70 trees to be chopped down in Lincoln park revamp

    Up to 70 trees at Boultham Park in Lincoln are to be felled to make way for its £4 million renovation. Work on the City of Lincoln Council and disability charity Linkage’s project is due to start later this month after it received vital funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. Improvements will include a new café, an education centre and the footprint of the old Boultham Hall – which was on the site until 1959 – will be reinterpreted. The plans also include the restoration of key heritage features including the bandstand, fountain garden, bridges and…

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    Fears for city elms after tree felled in the Pavilion Gardens

    There are fears for the city’s elms after a 270-year-old tree in the Pavilion Gardens became infected. The tree, which predates the Prince Regent’s pleasure palace, was felled on Monday after Dutch elm disease took hold of its roots. It is feared that the disease has spread to other trees in the gardens, with at least one other elm thought to be infected. Brighton and Hove is home to the last remaining elm trees in the country after the crippling Dutch elm disease wiped out thousands in the 1970s. There are thought to be more than 17,000 across the city,…

  • inverness

    Inverness man takes action to save 100-year-old trees from new road

    An Inverness resident has launched a one-man campaign of direct action to save a row of 100-year-old trees from being chopped down to make way for a new road. William Aitken decided yesterday to put up placards and red-and-white tape around the 17 “under threat” oak trees at Caulfield Road North in the Highland capital. The 65-year-old said the protest intended to alert members of his community to the potential impact of plans to build a new single carriageway linking the A9 Perth road to the A96 Aberdeen route. The long-awaited East Link scheme is designed to ease congestion in…

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Snape

Campaigners angered by decision to fell lime trees in Snape

Sep 26, 2016

Campaigners battling to save a historic landmark avenue of lime trees in Snape have called on councillors to think again after they approved plans allowing some of them to be felled and pruned. The decision by Hambleton District Council’s planning committee over the roadside trees in Snape, near Bedale, has been described by the campaigners say as “an act of vandalism” and they say it opposes the recommendations made by experts and the council officers. A meeting of the committee saw it pass controversial plans by Snape Parish Council, to fell and prune some of the trees, which are protected…

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Loss of tree in Oswaldtwistle’s Rhyddings Park ‘extremely disappointing’

Sep 25, 2016

Campaigners have said the loss of an iconic tree in Oswaldtwistle’s Rhyddings Park was ‘extremely disappointing’. The 40-foot half-grown sequoia, or giant redwood, was cut down by Hyndburn Council after a campaign to keep the tree standing failed. The sequoia, planted in 1973 by the Oswaldtwistle Civic Society, will now make way for a ‘Market Cross’ memorial and seating as a result of a £2million lottery scheme to restore the open space in Fielding Lane. Mark Cooper, from Oswaldtwistle, set up a campaign on his aerial photography page on Facebook to raise awareness of the potential loss of tree earlier…

lincoln

70 trees to be chopped down in Lincoln park revamp

Sep 24, 2016

Up to 70 trees at Boultham Park in Lincoln are to be felled to make way for its £4 million renovation. Work on the City of Lincoln Council and disability charity Linkage’s project is due to start later this month after it received vital funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. Improvements will include a new café, an education centre and the footprint of the old Boultham Hall – which was on the site until 1959 – will be reinterpreted. The plans also include the restoration of key heritage features including the bandstand, fountain garden, bridges and…

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Fears for city elms after tree felled in the Pavilion Gardens

Sep 23, 2016

There are fears for the city’s elms after a 270-year-old tree in the Pavilion Gardens became infected. The tree, which predates the Prince Regent’s pleasure palace, was felled on Monday after Dutch elm disease took hold of its roots. It is feared that the disease has spread to other trees in the gardens, with at least one other elm thought to be infected. Brighton and Hove is home to the last remaining elm trees in the country after the crippling Dutch elm disease wiped out thousands in the 1970s. There are thought to be more than 17,000 across the city,…

inverness

Inverness man takes action to save 100-year-old trees from new road

Sep 23, 2016

An Inverness resident has launched a one-man campaign of direct action to save a row of 100-year-old trees from being chopped down to make way for a new road. William Aitken decided yesterday to put up placards and red-and-white tape around the 17 “under threat” oak trees at Caulfield Road North in the Highland capital. The 65-year-old said the protest intended to alert members of his community to the potential impact of plans to build a new single carriageway linking the A9 Perth road to the A96 Aberdeen route. The long-awaited East Link scheme is designed to ease congestion in…

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Top notch tree consultant Wayne Isaacson receives award

Sep 23, 2016

A tree consultant on the Isle of Wight, has been awarded the annual RFS /Lockhart Garratt award for excellence in what is commonly considered the toughest qualification for arboriculture. Wayne Isaacson completed the ABC Level 6 Diploma in the prescribed two-year time scale despite having to make 25 return journeys on a ferry through two winters to get to his centre of study at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire. RFS Chair Ian Dudley said: “The RFS has enjoyed a strong connection with arboriculture since the inception of the organisation in 1882 when it was originally known as The English Arboricultural Society….