West Hill Road without the Crantock old oaks
Friday, 08 November 2013 1 Comment by Claire
And here’s the view of West Hill Road without those lovely old oaks at Crantock.
The developer, Hugo Headon from H & H Prestige Homes, told the Ottery Herald that a tree surgeon’s report stated that one oak was “a serious danger” and the other needed “expensive tests.” He said the tree was not worth the cost.
This was news to EDDC’s tree officer who said that although there was some dead wood the trees would have lived for at least another 100 years.
Here’s the same view with the oaks still in place last month - http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/developer_kills_ancient_oaks_in_west_hill/
Photograph: Ripped out of the fabric of West Hill - two oaks that were at least 150 years old - and would have lived for another 100 years, at least.