Sackville Losing Heritage Trees

Sackville Losing Heritage Trees

I’m certainly not the only person mourning the loss of a number of monumental trees cut down to build apartments next to the old Town Hall in the heart of Sackville. These trees might be replaceable – but certainly not in our lifetimes. In the decade I’ve been working locally, innumerable mature trees have been lost to development, sewer and sidewalk improvement, dutch elm disease and old age. As a community we need to find ways to be more diligent in protecting the mature trees we have, and we need to work for the future by getting more young trees planted along streets and in other public spaces. There are good examples of this approach – Mount Allison, The Marshwinds Housing Coop, and the Drew Nursing Home are working long-term in a way individuals and other organizations can emulate. I publicly invite Sackville’s Town Council and Staff to show leadership on this issue.

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  1. Vallie

    I also feel that trees are very important to our living and working environment. They make our world beautiful they bring some grace and relaxation. It takes planning and community to protect and plant trees. I hope many of us will be inspired to make our contribution to Sackville’s green spaces.