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On 9 Mar 2009 at 12:43pm FA wrote:
There has been a stunning small tree right next to the causeway bridge (brewery side) by the underpass.
Just went down there and it's been sawn to the ground. Now these trees are not common....mainly because they don't like chalky ground but they are known to grow next to silty rivers.
The tree was a liquidamber and was small with wonderful autumn colours. It wasn't encroachiong onto the paths....and could've been trimmed if it was and the tree was not big enough for the roots to do any damage to the bridge.
So does anyone know why it was cut down ? I know most local authorities usually have good reason to chop trees down but i couldn't see a lot wrong with this one !!!!
On 9 Mar 2009 at 1:19pm chopper wrote:
it's been removed to make way for the flood defences and is being replaced with a tree of the same species apparently
On 9 Mar 2009 at 2:29pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
I think there may be tree preservation orders on these trees. Might be worth checking with Lewes District Council, which will presumably be able to explain what is happening. If a contractor has chopped it down without authorisation there could be trouble, there should be trouble.
On 9 Mar 2009 at 2:31pm FA wrote:
Phoned LDC and the receptionist on the main switchboard mentioned it may have been cut down for flood defences as mentioned above. Just waiting for the tree officer to ring me back.
Bloody shame, probably one of the nicest trees ive ever seen !!!!
On 9 Mar 2009 at 3:40pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
If it's the same tree officer as a few years ago he's quite a decent bloke in my experience and should be helpful.
On 9 Mar 2009 at 9:07pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
The seed pods of Liquid Amber are fantastic - and excellent for Christmas decorations too (can be sprayed gold/silver/any colour).
They look like mini WWII mines!

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