Following this OTS News release (see link below) Sefton Council today started work on the tree in Bowness Ave/Liverpool Road passageway.
Enough is enough!
Local author, Pat Regan, once worked for the council tree department (almost 10 years) during the years of Dutch elm disease that blighted the area.
Pat stated that this health mature tree is as 'solid as a rock' and now that the specimen has been heavily pruned there is no need to worry about any safety issues that were in effect highly 'questionable', to say the least.
This grand old tree has been thriving for years and Ainsdale's Cllr Haydn Preece is urgently seeking a site meeting with the council officer behind this issue with a view to halt further ecological destruction.
Sefton have no logical reason to waste precious funding on tree felling and especially when they have already admitted that they have no resources available to replace our Southport trees.
Sefton council - stop wrecking our trees and wasting precious funding!