Category: Local Community
A magnificent Giant Redwood tree believed to be well over 100 years old, covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) that gives it the equivelant protection of a Grade II Listed Building, has been destroyed "by accident" on a building site at Penllergaer in Swansea. We urgently need to ensure the Council acts and prosecutes the people responsible.
Giant redwoods were first planted on the former Penllergare Estate, Swansea in 1842, a decade before the seeds are widely credited with being brought to Britain. Enzo's Homes, which is building 80 new properties next to woodland, previously said the tree had been felled after it "was not marked up correctly.". The trees size and girth suggest that it may be one of the first giant redwoods to be planted on the estate, and therefore one of the oldest in the UK.
To date, over 3800 peole have signed a petition calling on Swansea Council to prosecute those responsible. As an upstanding instituion in the Swansea community we have a responsibility to add our voice to theirs.
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