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Blakes Walk poplars petition

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On 21 Aug 2015 at 7:25pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Please sign and help save these trees:

Check it out here »
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On 22 Aug 2015 at 5:51am townie wrote:
Good god, Swampy's back !!!
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On 22 Aug 2015 at 6:41am townie wrote:
To be honest Fisher, you're not bothered about saving a few trees, you're just another keyboard warrior who just wants to bollox things up for everyone else.
They'll plant more trees, get over it.
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On 22 Aug 2015 at 9:21am Tree Mugger wrote:
Poplars aren't the nicest trees - they can make a mess with the seeds they grow really tall and bits of varying size fall off them. If you want a nice avenue that will last and be a pleasure - plant limes.
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On 22 Aug 2015 at 7:04pm Farmer Palmer wrote:
Blakes Walk is a delightful tree lined feature of Malling. Why spoil it folks?! Do yourselves a favour and start thinking about protecting natural habitats around Lewes! End of.
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On 22 Aug 2015 at 7:34pm townie wrote:
Farmer Palmer, the trees are less then 20 years old, they were planted when they built Mayhew way. To build Mayhew Way, they had to demolish other areas of greenery, including a very old Horse chestnut where the old tip used to be (I'm Malling born and bred)
They'll plant more trees, things move on, get used to it.
 
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On 23 Aug 2015 at 11:51am Newell Fisher wrote:
Tree mugger:
To repeat myself, as my last post has disappeared, I live near these poplars and walk under them every day. I can't say I've ever noticed what you mentioned.
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On 23 Aug 2015 at 12:45pm Tree Mugger wrote:
I had a row of them along my garden - that's where I base my observation. We had to loose one that I thought was OK but the tree surgeon said no. I must admit bias towards limes as I used to walk the Lime Avenue in Buxted. The '87 storm felled most of them and yet they survive and grow, lying on their sides !
 
 
On 24 Aug 2015 at 12:24pm Tree Mugger wrote:
Just after I moved into the house I mentioned, a magnificent Oak was felled across the lane outside. I was too late to do anything, it was taken down because it was allegedly affecting the foundations of houses nearby (social housing) I know for a fact the houses were built in the late 70's and the tree was mature then, so the founds should have been deep enough - but ? If I had prior knowledge I would have done my utmost to get a preservation order on it, it was on a piece of land that had no registered ownership. We would all do well to support the Woodland Trust, a very good charity.


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I'm grateful for Nevillman starting this discussion and being so generous as to refer back to me. My delay in saying anything... more
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