Upset at 'extreme removal of trees in Raincliffe Woods, Scarborough

In view of the current concerns about climate change and the need for preserving and planting trees, does this not apply to our own local woodlands?

By Reader Letter
Thursday, 19th November 2020, 9:44 am
Updated Thursday, 19th November 2020, 9:48 am

I refer to the rather extreme removal of many lovely mature trees in Raincliffe Woods and in particular at Peter's Gate, where the immense log piles tower into view from the Hackness road.

No warning for this operation across a public bridleway was given, and initially no warning notices were placed near the log piles.

Accepting the need for some degree of low impact thinning, these industrial scale operations in a public area go well beyond the need to enhance and conserve these precious woodlands.

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Logs in Raincliffe Woods.

May I suggest that if this amount of tree removal is allowed to continue there won't be much of the woodland left us all to enjoy and benefit by.

Jayne Anne Strutt

Scalby Road, Scarborough

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