Up to 400 trees planted at the creation of Queen's Park are to be felled "to return it to the Victorian Splendour" These trees were planted to look like they are NOW, they are a haven for wildlife and the 'lungs' of Bolton town centre.
We believe ANY landscaping of Queen's Park should not be undertaken lightly. It should take in to consideration the impact it will have on local wildlife, and be sympathetic in design to the long term vision of the original designer William Henderson.
The council state "A phased series of strategic tree removals will take place, serving both aesthetic and functional purposes. The removals will open up sight lines within the park, thus improving community safety and restoring historic views. Poor specimens will be removed, and the historic layout of the park will be restored." The first phase of needless felling of established and mature trees has already resulted in an obviously depleted population of birds and squirrels. Further felling will remove even more locations for animals to home in.
We, the undersigned, wish to raise our objection to the continuation of tree removal from Queen's Park, and firmly request Bolton Council cease and desist any further felling of healthy and established trees.
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