On 15 Jan 2016 at 10:06am Derek wrote:
Can anybody tell me why the huge tree (an oak I think) down by the polls is being felled?
On 15 Jan 2016 at 10:32am SHS wrote:
I can't, but thank you for raising the question. When we often cannot even paint our front doors without getting special permission, why is the local population never asked about, or even given notice of, the felling of trees? We have lost hundreds in the town over the last decade.
On 15 Jan 2016 at 11:40am Evil Edna wrote:
So SHS, do you just assume that our local tree department are so short of work, they just start felling trees for no reason? People just don't cut down mature trees for fun, especially in public areas.
Why do you think you should be asked about it?
On 15 Jan 2016 at 12:41pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Would have known this will bring out all those tree huggers !
On 15 Jan 2016 at 2:03pm belladonna wrote:
Isn't there a Lewes tree officer who might be able to tell us about these things ? I think the problem with three councils is knowing who is responsible. But any significant tree would have a TPO attached and would need permission to be felled. Is there a notice nearby ?
On 15 Jan 2016 at 2:19pm Peasant wrote:
The Lewes DC trees officer is Daniel Wynn. You can phone or email him at Lewes DC, Southover House. He is one of the core competent and energetic council officers but he does have a lot of trees on his manor.
On 15 Jan 2016 at 2:33pm SHS wrote:
@Evil E, because there is so much consultation about most other things, in particular restrictions on what we citizens can do. I have little doubt that the reason will be some kind of mild fungus, danger of people slipping on leaves or similar excuse, possibly the council is forced to act under the terms of liability insurance. The fact remains that some large trees are important features of our townscape, more important than many buildings.
On 15 Jan 2016 at 3:14pm treeman wrote:
If you ask the man with the chainsaw (as i did) he will tell you that the tree isn't being felled, it is being trimmed as part of ongoing maintenance work for Lewes Town Council.
The work has been approved by the District councils planning dept and tree officer.
On 15 Jan 2016 at 3:57pm Eric Pollard wrote:
Coppicing, trimming and pollarding is all good.
On 15 Jan 2016 at 5:41pm trooper wrote:
This may be the wrong thread and I apologise for that but I saw the words, "ongoing maintenance for Lewes Town" may I ask is that going to include removal of the graffiti that is appearing all around the town centre, or is that considered "cultural" by the Greenies on our councils ??
Just a thought.
On 15 Jan 2016 at 8:19pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Belladonna- and others- every town has three councils. Town, District and County. They all have roles to play, at different levels. Thank goodness for democracy.
On 15 Jan 2016 at 9:15pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I've noticed two perfectly healthy trees in Ringmer - one outside the school and the other opposite - have been butchered. Why?
On 16 Jan 2016 at 10:26am Evil Edna wrote:
They've been "reduced", not butchered. I don't know why everyone wets their knickers when they see trees being worked on.
I presume, Earl of Lewes, you are an expert in arboriculture and you've undertaken all the appropriate checks on said trees before your pathetic claim they were being butchered.
Tree work is done for a reason, not for fun.