Fears over conifer trees crashing down on Berg Estate

Basingstoke Gazette: Residents in Shipton Way are concerned about tall conifer trees growing in the Princess Diana Rose Garden, on the Berg Estate Residents in Shipton Way are concerned about tall conifer trees growing in the Princess Diana Rose Garden, on the Berg Estate

A BASINGSTOKE woman has said she is living in fear of trees crashing down on to her home.

Christine Basley, who lives in Shipton Way, on the Berg Estate, has appealed to the borough council to take action following the recent storms which battered Basingstoke.

Her home, and several others, are overshadowed by three tall evergreen trees growing in the Princess Diana Rose Garden, which she fears are putting them in danger.

She said: “Trees in the garden have already come down in the last couple of weeks, but fortunately they did not cause any damage.

“But if any of the trees overlooking the bungalows were to come down, it would be extremely dangerous and could do a huge amount of damage to our homes.

“The council has told me that the trees are healthy but that doesn’t make any difference at all. With the weather we have been having, perfectly healthy trees are being ripped out of the ground.

“I think it’s only a matter of time before one of them falls, and it’s very frustrating that nobody is doing anything about it. The safety of people needs to be put before the conservation of trees.”

The borough council did not respond to a request for comment.

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1:33pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Buster Preciation says...

What are the council thinking? All trees should be cut down immediately!
I'm no expert but every tree I've seen blown down have been deciduous, I've never seen that type of tree blown over. Add to that the fact that the trees are healthy then I would put my money on the council expert being right rather than an hysterical homeowner.
Besides if it does blow over it will be Prince Philip's fault. If he hadn't taken that contract out on Princess Diana then she'd still be alive and looking doey-eyed at the underprivileged and there wouldn't be a rose garden.
What are the council thinking? All trees should be cut down immediately! I'm no expert but every tree I've seen blown down have been deciduous, I've never seen that type of tree blown over. Add to that the fact that the trees are healthy then I would put my money on the council expert being right rather than an hysterical homeowner. Besides if it does blow over it will be Prince Philip's fault. If he hadn't taken that contract out on Princess Diana then she'd still be alive and looking doey-eyed at the underprivileged and there wouldn't be a rose garden. Buster Preciation
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