VANDALISED PLYMOUTH ROAD TREE IS REPLACED

A sapling which had been torn down by vandals in Plymouth Road has now been replaced by the Vale Council (Photos by Nina Ward)

A sapling which had been torn down by vandals in Plymouth Road (see photo left) has now been replaced by the Vale Council (Photos by Nina Ward)

In a modest victory for concerned local residents one  of the vandalised  two saplings which had been planted in specially-designed pavement-tree  apertures in Plymouth Road has been  replaced by the Vale of Glamorgan Council .

Local residents were worried about the tree-planting policy of the council and saw it as a threat to the character of Plymouth Road when both the recently planted trees were removed – one apparently torn down by vandals and the other sawn down at its base.

The incident was seen as a test for the tree strategy of the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

One up - and one still to be replaced . Plymouth Road residents are keeping a close eye on their trees

One up – and one still to be replaced . Plymouth Road residents are keeping a close eye on their trees – and  where their disappeared trees used to stand

Under pressure from Penarth Civic Society which campaigns or the preservation of the traditional tree-lined look of Penarth’s streets  the Vale Council agreed to consult on the felling of any pavement trees prior to taking any action.

In some cases e trees need to be replaced because of damage being done by the roots but the council had never given an undertaking that they would replace a felled tree with a sapling in exactly the same location. At least on this occasion – a tree has been replaced. But whether a replacement is planted for the second tree to be removed is yet to be seen

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2 Responses to VANDALISED PLYMOUTH ROAD TREE IS REPLACED

  1. S Radford says:

    It’s about time they repaired the pavement along this road not plant more trees. I fell and broke my wrist along Plymouth Road a few years ago because of the tree roots pushing up the payment. Everyone you speak to complain about the uneven payments in and around Penarth.

  2. A local Penarth Resident says:

    Here’s how they protect trees in Australia.

    [img]http://s7.postimg.org/c8rhyc9zv/Tree_protection.jpg[/img]

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