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Battle to save Inverness trees from mass felling


By Donna MacAllister


Roderick Mackenzie.
Roderick Mackenzie.

MORE than 100 healthy trees are to be cut down to make roads wider for a new housing scheme at Craig Dunain, causing outrage.

Mature oak trees, beech trees, sycamore trees, Scots pines and lime trees – standing between 25m and 35m high – are sprayed with fluorescent Xs in preparation for the felling operation.

A total of 167 trees are coming down but a tree impact assessment reveals just 18 need to be felled for public safety.

One hundred of the 167 are either high or medium quality mature, middle-aged or early mature trees. The other 49 are “low quality”.

Inverness musician Roderick Mackenzie said he was so shocked to see the extent of the plans he is considering staging a protest against the approved scheme.

See yesterday's Courier for full story.



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