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Trees are causing a stir in Rothbury

Area of tree planting and felling in Rothbury.
Picture Mary Scott

Area of tree planting and felling in Rothbury. Picture Mary Scott

Anger has erupted after trees were cut down on an area of land which has been used by the public for years.

Joan Kirk told the annual assembly that a wood at the end of Hillside East has been left with tree stumps and dangerous roots.

She said: “On Boxing Day 2013, the chainsaw started up and the wood came down.

“It has taken 16 months so far and it isn’t finished yet.”

But she added that the area has been left in a bad condition with tree stumps and roots all over the place.

“Someone’s dog fell down there the other day and they couldn’t get it out,” she said.

“We are getting to the time of year when children start to come out and if it isn’t sorted there is going to be an accident.

“There is a broken-down tractor there as well and there are still logs left which no one has been to collect. It is a right mess, it’s a eyesore.”

Coun Gilson said he would look into the problems for Mrs Kirk.

l Another resident raised concerns about the planting of trees to the west of Whitton View. The resident, who lives on the estate, said that when the trees grow it will lead to the loss of light and a view. Coun Bridgett agreed to look into the matter.

 

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