Felling our trees is council ‘vandalism’
DEAR Editor, Some 25 years ago I felt extremely fortunate to move to my present address. On the outskirts of the city away from the concrete jungle, I gloried in the verdant surroundings, with superb mature trees spread across the estate in majestic profusion.
Sadly, due to neglect and a lack of sensible management, a misguided Birmingham City Council has, without consultation, decided upon a programme of wholesale destruction.
At the last count more than a dozen healthy trees have been felled, including three magnificent specimens previously viewed from my large window.
This destruction is nothing less than vandalism on an industrial scale by an unsympathetic council hell bent on removing a once much valued natural community resource.
Furthermore this mindless act has eradicated natural habitats much to the displeasure of now angered residents.
Pete Matthews, Weoley Castle, Birmingham