Roadworks see ancient tree chopped down
A tree cut down at an underground tunnel in the city’s Southgate underground rail yard is attracting attention due to the fact it was cut down by an underground work crew in 2010.
The piece of old tree is a pair of double yellow pine trees which had a diameter of 20.14m and was cut to remove an old sewer line on the northern bank.
A staff member on the south side of the underground work site has taken photographs of the tree and posted them on Reddit to highlight their importance.
It has also raised questions about whether the workspeople were actually involve수원출장샵d in the tree cutting and whether they are actually aware of its value.
A public enquiry was then opened into the matter, with the council confirming yesterday that the site was a “Work Projects Agency site”.
The site has only been active for a couple of years and has only been utilised for two years.
A City of Newcastle spokesman said: “The project to reduce a tree to remove an underground rail line has been completed and the tree has been moved on its own.
“It would be unreasonable for anyone not aware of the benefits to be involved in this project.
“The council does not comment on matters of this kind.”
In a statement, a city spokesman said: “In the event a member of staff cuts down a tree, we recommend that the individual who removed it is dealt with as they see fit.
“There are no charges of penalty for cutting down a tree if the person involved was fully informed of any impact or risk to nearby property.
“The relevant work is being carried out in accordance with council standards and council staff, both local and on a full-time basis, are on a constant watch to make sure there is no incident durin코인 카지노g and after the removal of any tree or other landfills associated with this project.”
A public inquiry into the tr에그 벳ee cutting has also been opened to explore the “significant risk of environmental damage”.
Anyone with further information on the matter is urged to call the council’s anti-pollution hotline on 08454 62405 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.