Bristol City Council has announced today that the row of 30 ageing Poplar trees on the former Imperial Sports Ground at Knowle are to be removed.
The council attempted to chop the trees down last week but protests from local residents prevented them.
The council now say:
A row of 30 ageing Poplar trees on the former Imperial Sports Ground at Knowle will sadly need to be removed urgently and replaced for public safety reasons, the city council has concluded today (Thursday, August 16th 2007) after receiving an independent report from specialist arboricultural contractors.
This is disputed by residents. The Blogger predicts a row.
Update: Residents aren’t disputing that the trees are unsafe. However Vowles the Green is pointing the finger of blame for making the trees unsafe firmly at Bristol City Council and their private developers for the site. Cock-up or conspiracy?