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Blake's Walk poplars to be cut down

On 19 Aug 2015 at 1:10am Newell Fisher wrote:
This will just be for the apparent convenience of new residents in the unaffordable homes which are now to be built on the contaminated ground next to Southdown's Road.
For context, anyone who knows the recreation field behind Tesco, these are the tall trees to the east, opposite the river.
Regardless of the rights and wrongs of this development, this destruction of trees, described as "poor" by the County Landscape Architect, is completely unjustified.
On 19 Aug 2015 at 6:30am Paul Newman wrote:
Reminds me of Binsley Poplars by Gerard Manley hopkins
Quelled or quenched in leaves the leaping sun,
All felled, felled, are all felled;
Of a fresh and following folded rank
Not spared, not one
That dandled a sandalled
Shadow that swam or sank
On meadow and river and wind-wandering weed-winding bank.

O if we but knew what we do.etc
On 19 Aug 2015 at 6:54am Mavis wrote:
Give em a hug and say Goodbye !! Then put em in yer woodburner!
On 19 Aug 2015 at 9:48am Treebeard wrote:
They come with fire, they come with axes... gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning! Destroyers and usurpers, curse them!
On 19 Aug 2015 at 11:25am Horseman7 wrote:
And those trees aren't even on the land that belongs to the developer.
On 19 Aug 2015 at 12:55pm Treebeard wrote:
We Ents cannot hold back this storm. We must weather such things as we have always done.
On 19 Aug 2015 at 4:14pm Localbod wrote:
Regardless of who owns them, if the trees are 'poor' then presumably the 'County Landscape Architect' and LDC Tree Officer will require 'not poor' examples to be planted to replace them, if they are cut down, in accordance with the planning requirement that resulted in them existing in the first place, and all known good practices concerning trees in urban environments. Or not.
On 19 Aug 2015 at 4:23pm Female trees wrote:
If the poplars are female they will produce masses of "fluff" that goes everywhere, it's the seeds from them and they are a menace near buildings.
On 19 Aug 2015 at 6:22pm Mary wrote:
Who does own that land?
On 19 Aug 2015 at 6:49pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Mary: the council own the land the trees are on, which is alongside Blake's Walk.
On 19 Aug 2015 at 7:52pm Treebeard wrote:
Many of these trees were my friends. Creatures I had known from nut or acorn.
On 20 Aug 2015 at 6:58am pope wrote:
Leaf them alone,they appear to be very popular. Has anyone twigged that we are not going to bough down to the builders, if they think that then they are barking up the wrong tree. Remember the famous poem... We stand here tall, we are nobodies fool, touch us at your peril, our trunk is strong, yong ting yong, I once met a girl called Beryl.
On 20 Aug 2015 at 12:06pm Spike Millitant wrote:
pope you crack me up Ying Tong is copyright yew know. Do you know how to tell a female Poplar ? It's got a ----....( protester ) on it
On 20 Aug 2015 at 12:57pm Saruman wrote:
The old world will burn in the fires of industry. Forests will fall. A new order will rise. We will drive the machine of war with the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the orc.
On 20 Aug 2015 at 1:46pm pope wrote:
Hi Spike, I did realise Ying Tong was copy right thats why I put Yong Ting.Thanks for trying to be helpful. Old Chinese proverb goes....Help a friend when he goes wrong, especially when he gets his wings all wong. Woke up this morning and saw a chinkin my curtain, little blighters get everywhere.
On 20 Aug 2015 at 2:02pm stevied wrote:
Get a grip - it's not ancient woodland, they're some trees planted by the council less than twenty years ago. Ask nicely and maybe they'll plant some more
On 20 Aug 2015 at 2:52pm Radagast the Brown wrote:
The Greenwood is sick... A darkness has fallen over it. Nothing grows anymore, at least nothing good. The air is fouled decay, but worst are the webs.
On 20 Aug 2015 at 5:13pm Rosalyn St Pierre wrote:
Following the concern expressed at the residents; meeting and complaints I have dealt with in relation to Blake's Walk, I contacted ESCC immediately. The land alongside the path at Blake's Walk belongs to East Sussex County Council.
I have received the following assurance from ESCC officers:
The scheme will ensure retention of the best tree specimens on the east side of Blake's Walk;
Retention of all trees on the west side;
A full scheme of replacement planting using more suitable species planted as Advanced Stock sizes (C5-6 metres high at time of planting.
A written undertaking that the developer would manage at his cost the remaining trees on both sides of Blake's Walk to ensure their long term quality and amenity value.
I trust this will safeguard this lovely path.
On 20 Aug 2015 at 7:18pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Rosalyn: Did they specifically say that the poplars on the east side of the path will not be cut down?
On 20 Aug 2015 at 7:20pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Petition started

Check it out here »
On 21 Aug 2015 at 1:23pm Saruman wrote:
We must join with Him, Gandalf. We must join with Sauron. It would be wise, my friend.

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