Urgent Action Salisbury
chapter7 at tlio.org.uk
Sat Feb 24 18:29:47 GMT 2007
Begin forwarded message:
> From: oni at riseup.net
> Date: 22 February 2007 14:27:23 GMT
> To: walk.in.beauty.2 at gmail.com, manlikechris at yahoo.com,
> chapter7 at tlio.org.uk, info at protectourwoodland.co.uk,
> karenbell at hotmail.com, t_daly at hotmail.com
> ***THIS IS AN URGENT CALL OUT FOR ACTION!!***
> 300+ YEAR OLD WALLED GARDEN AND 15 TREES ABOUT TO BE DESTROYED ANY
> DAY NOW
> IN SALISBURY!!
> In Salisbury this week, trees are about to be felled any day now to
> way for the new Council Offices development and ridiculous glass
> extension, that will not only be costly to buils but very bad for the
> environment and CO2 levels.
> This will destroy forever a
> WALLED GARDEN THAT’S MORE THAN 300YEARS OLD, with two 18th Century
> many beautiful big trees aging from 50-150 years, and inside the
> garden is
> a Victorian fountain at the centre of SALISBURYS ONLY PUBLIC POND!!
> Tree’s to be felled include:
> Hornbeam, huge triple trunked tree, estimated 80years but grown up
> from an
> even older stump that’s possibly 150 years old. Also home to soon
> to be
> nesting bats.
> Sweet Chestnut, huge, about 70years old, Goats Willow, Pussy Willow,
> Hawthorn, 3 Yew trees, 3Apple trees, A Pear tree, Prunus and a
> There are also two other Hornbeams, one already cut down to a stump
> the other half felled.
> Also an Oak and an Atlas Cedar / Cedar Atlantian will alledgedly be
> “saved”, but we cant see that they will remain unscathed as they
> are right
> in the centre of what will be the main works acces to the soon-to-be
> building site.
> The project seemed to be on hold, but now they are pushing ahead to
> the tree’s JUST IN CASE the development project goes ahead. It’s a
> shame, as this garden is very old, more than 300 years and has
> fondly been
> known to Salisbury’s children as “The Secret Garden” for generations
> Please please come and help if you can, apparently they may have to
> down the remaining Hornbeam before next Thursday as that’s the DEFRA
> deadline as after that the bats will start nesting, so it may not even
> take that long.
> There are only 2-3 of us here, we desperately need more numbers-
> many for however long/ short could really mean the difference of
> failure. They were clearing bushes today and will fell the trees
> any day
> now or next week.
> Please contact
> oni at riseup.net
> rainbowhalo at msn.com
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