Known to be weak and brittle

WHAT a shock it was to see the six poplar trees torn down at the Bournville shops.

WHAT a shock it was to see the six poplar trees torn down at the Bournville shops.

There were rumours they were diseased, but after speaking to a local councillor I understand that was not the case.

Poplar trees are known to be weak and brittle and often twigs do fall in the wind. These trees can be helped by thinning out any weak timber.

I was informed that oak trees are going to replace them, a good idea until recently. Do councillors realise there is now a disease affecting oak trees?


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Councillors, don't just sit down in your suits and ties, get out and about like our local representative does, talk to residents and do not make rash decisions like this again.

How many more trees will have to come down?

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However since the six trees were taken down the council has gained a small amount of retribution by planting some trees on Windwhistle Circle. Might I suggest more established trees which will not take 60-70 years to reach their prime?

COLIN WYTHES

Eliott Close

Weston

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