July 29, 2021

Save the wood for the trees, says Tramore councillor

A councillor wants a tree preservation order on Tramore’s Crobally Wood.

Councillor Joe Conway says it is under “imminent threat from the irrepressible encroachment of housing”.

“It is a wood with a variety of trees, most notably Monterey Pines,” said the Independent councillor.

Cllr Conway said the woods compose a lovely vista on the main entrance to the town.

“They have survived on their own and prospered for the best part of a century,” he said. “Why in heaven’s name would we countenance cleaving them away with chainsaws in one day? So many other creatures live there, providing a hard-won diversity.

“Our own people need houses also, but it should not be outside the wit of planners and developers to provide houses in areas that do not wreak havoc on lovely amenities of our town.”

Cllr Conway has asked Waterford City and County Council for a tree preservation order. “It would be environmental vandalism to do otherwise,” he said.

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Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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