Still time to save the trees

Trees have been earmarked for felling in King George Road, South Shields.
Trees have been earmarked for felling in King George Road, South Shields.

Last summer, 13 mature, apparently-healthy trees were marked for death at the top end of King George Road, the council contractors planned for an autumn destruction.

I’ve watched all winter wondering when the needless destruction will happen?

Its mid-May now, and the reprieved trees are blooming, happy and healthy.

So why kill them ?

If the closeness of the trees to the new houses is a problem for the new owners then surely the council can trim them back, rather than destroy these beautiful century-old trees?

Colin Campbell,

Cleadon.