publicrealm wrote:Sorry if there is a more appropriate thread for this.
I have noticed many mature trees being removed in the area of Palmerston Road, Rathmines over the past while. I always assumed it had to do with public safety (or, more probably, fear of claims) but it seems to have accellerated recently.
Three lovely mature trees have just been removed from Merton Road, another at the junction of Merton with Temple Gardens and two more nearby on Palmerston Road?
I know that a big branch came off the Temple Gardens one in a recent storm - so maybe that was unsafe, and I noted that one of those knocked in the past day or so (on Merton Road) has a hollow section in its centre (presumably a bad thing?) - but can think of no reason for butchering the others - apart from roots lifting the footpaths.
(If roots lifting the footpaths is considered reason to remove such beautiful trees then dozens more may be in danger.)
Anybody know what is going on here?
(I took photos of all trees (ex trees) but for some reason I cannot upload them - even though they are below the appropriate size limits?)
fergalr wrote:I used to have relations living in Temple Gdns. Those trees are monuments. Big, beautiful giants.
Service charge wrote:Two trees recently got the chop on Dartmouth Road, just off the east end of the square. Funny that they disappeared after one of the houses was renovated and occupied.
Someone putting a call into the council because the sun wasn't shining?
David Murray wrote:Its not the larger trees on the southern section of the street, but rather the smaller ones seen to the top of your photograph. The photograph accompanying the article on the IT website shows them more clearly. They are elms. These days they would have been planted with root protectors to stop the roots from impacting on the basements.
David Murray wrote:On a wider issue I would have more problems with what I consider to be innapropriate street tree planting in the city as whole which is what leads to this happening at a stage that the trees are nearing maturity and are contributing to the streetscape. I have noted in many instances undersized trees (hornbeam/birch) along large streets, or trees with potential to grow enormous (lime) in narrow streets.
aj wrote:i see a few in eglinton road in donnybrook have also got the chop...