I'm not suggesting the Forest does anything, BUT...for those who are interested:
So, there are four trees already down and about ten
more that might be getting cut down. A notice has
been posted saying that no vehicles/etc will be let
through from 9.30am tomorrow morning. That means: if
we want to stop this, we need as many people out at
Middle Meadow walk by 9am. Please - if you can come
and help out in anyway, come!
If it turns out it's Dutch Elm disease, fair enough.
If it's as the workers said and it's to put in pipe
for the QM development (and clear the view in the
expensive flats of tree branches!), we stay and stop
Folks have been trying to get in touch with the Meadows Park Officer and the Council Arboricultural Officer, but no one was in or returning calls. The plan is not to vandalise anything, but to try and stop the trees from being cut (and draw attention to issues like Dalkeith Park) until a better reason than QM development is given for it...