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Letter: Pollarding of Lime Trees is Wanton Vandalism

Published on: 10 May, 2021
Updated on: 10 May, 2021

The two Ripley limes

From: John Perkins

10am Ripley. By the time this letter is read the destruction of the two large lime trees in front of Ripley Village Hall will be complete.

The contractors started less than an hour ago and have almost completed the destruction of one of the trees. They have been used for years for hanging the Christmas lights.

The contractors say there are no nests, though the trees are too big for them to have checked thoroughly. Police say no offence has been committed unless a nest can be seen.

The first tree has had its boughs have been removed

As late as January 2019 the application clearly stated the intention only to trim the roots of these trees. A new application (21/T/00055) was made on February 19, 2021 and approved by GBC on March 26.

Such wanton vandalism is only to benefit the new offices and flats being built by those who operate Ripley Village Hall.

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test One Response to Letter: Pollarding of Lime Trees is Wanton Vandalism

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    May 10, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    The trees are being Pollarded.

    A centuries old, normal and necessary practice to reduce the height and weight of the crown. The planning application allowed reduction to the previous pollard points and as far as I can see from the photos, appears to have been adhered to so far.

    I have no connection with the contractors, Ripley Hall, or any developers.

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