Say coconut trees and watch every councillor run for cover! However, there is a win/win solution. Plant young ones under maturing ones to block access, thus making them safer and providing succession when the first tree gets old and needs culling. Coconuts are not like calaphyllums, designed for a long and dignified life, they’re chancers who go for it and make lots of babies before running out of oomph trying to get food and water all the way up that trunk. Maybe we should have mercy on them, let them go with dignity before they blot their copybook and enable those of us threatened by the ageing trees to live in peace. Dwarf coconuts may be worth looking at too, especially for those wanting the nuts. Whattayareckon folks?