Well mostly true enough but perhaps they like sunshine on their face when
they quaff the red wine of a summer's evening in the garden, or maybe they
used to have a vegetable patch before shade did for it, and fears about
falling branches may be irrational but real nonetheless.
Most of all it may be that the steadfast refusal by a landowner to be
neighbourly does the cause of trees no good at all.
I do agree that cutting them all in half is probably ill judged :).
Probably my sympathy is instinctive, you certainly can't tell much from the
photo, but it is trees and people is it not?
From: Chatfield, Matthew [mailto:Matthew.Chatfield@xxxx.gov.uk]
Sent: 06 January 2012 15:28
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: 'People are scared of trees'
Without seeing the site it's hard to know whether to have sympathy with the
residents or not. But having heard plenty of tales such as this over the
years I speculate that those doughty folk who are 'scared to death of large
twigs' and preventing their children from playing in the garden are actually
far more interested in the bit about 'constantly having to clear up' than
And it hardly needs saying that if all those trees are indeed cut in half a
whole posse of other tree-loving complainants will ride over the hill and
start a counter-petition complaining about council vandalism.
There may be a case for doing work to the trees or there may not. And the
distress described may be genuine, or otherwise. But the reasons given in the
article are, in all honesty, nothing more than the usual tired old excuses
from people who don't like trees and want someone else to sort it out for
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