|Posted on Tuesday, 10 July, 2007 - 08:24 am: |
This might just be outside of the SE23 area, my apologies if so, but since it is opposite One Tree Hill I thought I should bring it to everyone's attention. Passing through Brenchley Gardens this morning on my way to work, I noticed that around half a dozen of the young roadside trees that were planted following the recent pavement works have been completely snapped off at the trunks. What I'd like to do to those that are responsible for this is not printable...
|Posted on Thursday, 12 July, 2007 - 07:30 am: |
I agree Triangle. Even if court I somehow doubt if any action could be taken. Do not start me on
crime and punishment.
|Posted on Thursday, 12 July, 2007 - 09:17 am: |
Following this vandalism, as I turn into Brenchley gardens each morning, I now find myself slightly apprehensive for fear of what else might greet me... However, I note that the vandalised trees have now been felled completely so we can but hope that the council will replant as soon as possible. Crime and punishment? Yes, If caught, how might we punish those responsible for this?
|Posted on Thursday, 12 July, 2007 - 01:54 pm: |
Do you think these lads (I presume) go on to work for the council,
where they are paid to do exactly the same job, but with bigger and better tools?
|Posted on Thursday, 12 July, 2007 - 02:40 pm: |
Now there's a thought! A bit like working for an antivirus software company and writing the damaging virus as well... Keeps you in business when things go a bit quiet.
|Posted on Thursday, 12 July, 2007 - 08:02 pm: |
Part of Brenchley Gardens is in SE23, well at least the houses are on the top side of the road, not the Gardens themselves.
|Posted on Saturday, 14 July, 2007 - 09:44 pm: |
I meant when the boys grow up they'll work for the council.
The last few months the council have been on a tree killing spree, but thats OK as they have the reflective uniforms on.
Both groups are viruses, and there is no cure.
|Posted on Monday, 16 July, 2007 - 12:08 pm: |
Viruses? What does that mean?? That we will all be infected by pieces of nucleic material??
Or is this a Daily Mail view of the world?
|Posted on Tuesday, 17 July, 2007 - 01:13 am: |
True, the virus analogy doesn't bear too close an inspection, but was simply poetically picking up from an earlier use of computer virus in the thread. Do keep up.
Surely you see the hypocrisy in raging on about (unlicensed) tree vandalism when in another thread we have the council doing a similar job in Davids Rd (paid by us)?
There is some major tree surgery/slaughter planned on Devonshire Rd soon (~Ewelme Rd estate), and I will be upset if the two trees here that have welded into an natural arch are chopped down.
The woodcutter has already visited the Dacres Rd part of the world earlier this year and took quite a few mature trees, one just outside the reserve. I cannot remember such high activity before.
It's like a tree version of Logan's run in SE23 - can anyone think of a decent sized/aged tree around here?
And sure, if the Daily Mail are organising a vigilante group to cull some of our tree killer friends in SE23 (professional and amateur alike), then count me in, but I'm not sure where we will find a tree old/tall enough to "string 'em up".
|Posted on Monday, 20 August, 2007 - 10:36 am: |
Unfortunately, while passing though Brenchley Gardens this morning, I noticed that more young trees along the pavement have been vandalised. Judging by the way in which they have been snapped off at the trunks, I suspect the same individual(s) are responsible. I also note that the trees that were originally vandalised have still not been replaced, but perhaps that's just as well since if they had been then the chances are they would have suffered the same fate too.