Dying tree raises concern


It is with alarm that I notice a second large tree slowly dying outside the Fine Arts Library, not 100 paces from the site of a redwood which died a couple of years ago due to over-zealous garden building around its base.

The tree now in question is a western red cedar which has had almost its entire root system buried in tar and cement with cars parking right up to the trunk and doing extensive damage in the process.

Is this an institute of higher learning or what? Didn't the people in charge of the trees around the library learn their lesson when the 75-year-old redwood died? Or will we watch another tree die and then say "Oh dear?" again? Or is there a quiet movement afoot to kill all the large trees in the vicinity of Main Library?

So many questions, so few answers!

Neville West

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