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Who Vandalised Our Wonderful Willow Tree?

21st February 2015 Help & Advice Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment


A beautiful Willow Tree which stood just off Bardills Island on the corner near George Spencer School has been cut down, but why?

Toton Councillor Mia Kee was inundated with contact from unhappy people yesterday and Stapleford Councillor Richard MacRae also received contacts from unhappy people too.

But why has such an old tree which was a landmark destroyed.

Do we call this progress or vandalism.

Was the tree diseased and dangerous?

Or was it cut down for other reasons?

At the time of writing this article we do not know.

But we are trying to find out.

Contact has been made with various people and we are awaiting the replies to keep you informed.

1 Comment

  1. Having Asked our MP what is going on as did others this is a reply we have been given permission to post, we have removed the name of the other person who contacted the MP, this is the reply from a Council Officer. 

    Dear Ms Soubry


    I write to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail with respect to the enquiry you have received from *** *****  regarding a willow tree ( Salix sp.) at Bardills Island.

    The tree in question is on private land and is not subject to a preservation order. The Council is aware of the trees removal as it has previously received notification of the felling ( January 13th)  from Signet Planning working on behalf of Peveril Securities Ltd  because of a  health and safety issue.   

    The tree was recently subject to an arboricultural survey submitted to Broxtowe Council by Peveril Securities Ltd  in January of this year. The survey undertaken by John Booth Ltd (an arboricultural consultant) on behalf of the company identified that the tree had a weak fork at 2.00 m height and exhibited symptoms of fungal infection.

    Yours sincerely

    Paul Summers  

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