LETTER: Views? What about the wildlife?

I wish to bring to your attention the proposed winter tree felling on the High Peak Trail by the countryside service of Derbyshire County Council.

Monday, 16th January 2017, 1:00 pm

The stated reason is ‘to open up iconic views’. 
I feel that there is a more pressing reason to leave the trees alone — our bird populations are sadly declining, a major factor being loss of habitat.

Trees have already been felled along the Cromford Canal. Why?

We need to recognise that trees fulfil a vital role in the ecology of the countryside. They certainly enhance it.

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I have made my views known to the countryside service in the hope that there will be a change of policy in Derbyshire.

Mrs J. Byron

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