Trees recently cut on the main street in Fethard, Co Tipperary

Your editorial “Tree cutting – Let them stand” expresses dismay at the irresponsible and unnecessary tree-felling epidemic currently laying waste to the countryside.

The same edition also carries a report on the National Transport Authority’s compulsory purchase orders whose implementation will have the effect of mass tree-felling along three of the six proposed new bus corridors, in Rathfarnham, Terenure and Rathgar in Dublin.

This is an act of premeditated – indeed, officially sanctioned – vandalism, whose motive is to generate yet more space for yet more surface traffic which will, in short time, produce yet more congestion, and at the cost of irreparable environmental destruction.

This is blinkered, short-term thinking, and certainly not progress. What price beauty?

Tony Fitzmaurice,
Dublin 6.

Pic: Tipp FM

Trees – let them stand (The Irish Times letters page)

11 thoughts on “Stumped

  1. Rob_G

    “Person from Dublin 6 doesn’t give a toss about people from Lucan being able to get to work”
    – I think my version is a lot more concise

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Can we please have a picture, even better with a scientific description of, said trees? Facts always help to temper the hyperbole of the IT letters page.

  3. Martin Sinnott

    Thais is a disgraceful, we should have a respect for mature trees. The government should have a policy of planting a million trees a year

  4. phil

    Leadership , thats what this situation requires, but that leadership would have to disappoint the people of D6 , so unlikely to happen ….

  5. max

    You either need to have high rise developments in the city center so people dont need to commute, or u build out the suburbs and upgrade the transport network to handle the additional traffic

    either way people are going to object.

    solve the problem, just don’t make me part of the solution

    1. Nigel

      I think he just wants them to take the time to make sure they only chop down the trees they have to, and not go on a chainsaw rampage as is all too common across the entire country at the moment.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Love that your calming and placating response included ‘chainsaw rampage’.

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