Save Tonbridge Red Cedars

Laurence Turlej
Laurence Turlej 2 Comments
51 Signatures Goal: 500

A plea to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council to reconsider plans to cut down the four Western Red Cedars at St Saviours Church, Dry Hill Park Road, Tonbridge, Kent - TN10 3BJ.

The council application is: TM/13/02739/TNCA , and can be found here online: http://publicaccess2.tmbc.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MSWJOLQH0D700 .

Below are the trees in question if one is unsure as to what I am talking about:

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The council has to make a decision soon based on the church's submission that trees are getting too old, etc: however diagnosis is not conclusive, and open to debate. The more people that object, the more seriously the council has to consider the felling of the trees. And so, we are presenting this petition for your consideration.

Thank you for reading.

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  • Zbigniew Turlej
    Zbigniew Turlej Poland, Wroclaw
    May 20, 2017
    May 20, 2017
    I know Red Cedars at St Saviours Church grounds very well. I used to play there with my son, since he was born. It is a shame that the church wants to execute such a damage not only to nature, the beauty of the place, its historic value but also wants to hurt a soul of community and people who live there. Students of Tonbridge School walk by those Cedars every day to and from the school for probably more than two centuries. I think, the problem with those trees is not, that they are old. California sequoias are sometimes more than thousand years old, staying healthy and happy. Red Cedar is a very strong tree and it is hard to imagine, that suddenly is getting rotten. Has the council arranged an inspection by certified dendrologists ? I suspect, there is another reason for church wanting to cut Cedars. Few years ago church had sold a valuable parcel next to Cedars, where two houses were erected. Either the Cedars are overshadowing the houses or their roots are affecting the foundations. Accidentally, I know the wording of initial planning permit for those houses. It was clearly stated, that Cedars must stay. Since it is clearly obvious to anyone, that the attempts to cut the Cedars has nothing to do with God, I strongly believe that dynamic bond of good people will fight Dark Forces and trees will happily meet the third millennium, with many future generations to admire them, as we do now.
  • Zbigniew Turlej
    Zbigniew Turlej Poland, Wroclaw
    May 20, 2017
    May 20, 2017
    I know Red Cedars at St Saviours Church grounds very well. I used to play there with my son, since he was born. It is a shame that the church wants to execute such a damage not only to nature, the beauty of the place, its historic value but also wants to hurt a soul of community and people who live there. Students of Tonbridge School walk by those Cedars every day to and from the school for probably more than two centuries. I think, the problem with those trees is not, that they are old. California sequoias are sometimes more than thousand years old, staying healthy and happy. Red Cedar is a very strong tree and it is hard to imagine, that suddenly is getting rotten. Has the council arranged an inspection by certified dendrologists ? I suspect, there is another reason for church wanting to cut Cedars. Few years ago church had sold a valuable parcel next to Cedars, where two houses were erected. Either the Cedars are overshadowing the houses or their roots are affecting the foundations. Accidentally, I know the wording of initial planning permit for those houses. It was clearly stated, that Cedars must stay. Since it is clearly obvious to anyone, that the attempts to cut the Cedars has nothing to do with God, I strongly believe that dynamic bond of good people will fight Dark Forces and trees will happily meet the third millennium, with many future generations to admire them, as we do now.
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