Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Contractor uproots one tree too many

By David Gordon

Published 03/10/2007

The Housing Executive issued an apology last night after workers mistakenly felled a mature tree in Belfast.

The housing authority has also said it will replace the tree, which was removed from Edith Street in the east of the city.

A resident said a second tree would also have been lost if he had not stepped in.

A spokeswoman for the Executive said: "At the request of its tenants, the Housing Executive arranged for two cherry trees to be removed from front gardens at Edith Street.

"Unfortunately, its contractor also removed an additional tree in error and the Housing Executive would apologise for this.

"The Housing Executive has already been in contact with residents about the matter and is making arrangements for a replacement tree to be planted."

Edith Street resident and local housing committee chairman Alex Martin last night said: "Both trees would have been away if I had not intervened."

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