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On 19 Aug 2018 at 10:04am Nevillman wrote:
I was walking by the castle and notice that the view over the paddock and weald to the north west from Castle Lane is completely obstructed as trees (mainly sycamores) have been allowed to grow. We all love trees but this is a unique viewpoint which often gives a good view of the sunset over the downs. Does anyone know who is responsible for the trees and whether there are plans to cut a few of them down so we get the view back
On 19 Aug 2018 at 10:06am Nevillman wrote:
This was what it was meant to be titled
On 19 Aug 2018 at 10:20am Sycamore hater wrote:
Weed trees and should be removed before they get too big.
On 19 Aug 2018 at 10:23am Mavis wrote:
Someone give them a hug, before they're gone !
On 19 Aug 2018 at 2:47pm Plane spotter wrote:
Whilst you're at it, can you get all the tree cut down looking over towards Hamsey from Landport as it's obscuring my view of the planes on their final approach to Gatwick.
I mean, who needs trees anyway.
On 19 Aug 2018 at 11:23pm Can't see the wood wrote:
Whilst I would wholeheartedly agree with the case for removing weed trees like sycamores down Castle Lane and "the viewpoint" it must remembered that they do provide a good hunting ground for bats and nesting sites for both birds and bats. Although not ideal they are better than nothing. I'd personally like to lop or cut down all those sycamores at the junction of Prince Edward's Road and Nevill Road as they have now grown so big that they obliterate my view of Nevill and Borough's firework display but that's another matter. I am led to understand that these small parcels of land are described as "Manorial Leavings". That is, something that the lord of the manor can't be bothered with because there's no money in it. Personally, I'd underplant with trees that had more environmental value than what is there at present and cut down the trees selectively as the new trees took over.. The trouble starts when you do that, you are assumed to have taken ownership of the said bit of land and then you become liable for all the maintenance and insurance claims that will surely come your way.

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