Brickfield’s trees update
Please see below response received on the 10th of April to email me and Green Party colleague Ciaran Cuffe sent on the same day to Dublin City Council regarding tree cutting in Brickfield Crumlin, Dublin 12
Dear Ms. Nicoullaud,
I write in response to your email regarding concern for the proposed felling of some trees in Brickfield Park. Many of the trees in the park were originally planted close to each other to guarantee a good survival rate. The trees, particularly around the periphery of the park, are now in a desperate need to be managed appropriately. Many need pruning but some will need to be removed to allow the remaining, better quality trees, to mature successfully. All of the trees earmarked for removal are either damaged, unhealthy, misshapen (some possibly hazardous) or growing too close to other better quality trees.
As per our Dublin City Tree strategy 2016-2020 The City Council aims to ensure that every tree felled is replaced within a year to ensure that the city retains its tree stock for future generations-
In Brickfield Park it may not be possible to plant directly where a tree has been removed, however a tree will be planted elsewhere in the area to compensate for the loss. Due to the concern regarding the planned removals I have stopped the work on the trees until later in the year, so further consultation can be carried out.
Executive Parks Superintendent
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