Yet another sad example of civic indifference – if not …

Comment on Council will look at tree register and by-law by Pip McManus.

Yet another sad example of civic indifference – if not outright vandalism. Why take the brutal and final option of chopping down fine mature shade trees? Exotic or not, it is time for a sense of community participation which allows discussion and imaginative solutions as the first step in dealing with the visual and physical environment of our town.

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