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Felling of Duke of Wellington Ceder

In the context of the worldwide support from the arboricultural profession for his video on the felling of the Duke of Wellington Cedar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BypBkilAHcI&feature=youtu.be), Jeremy Barrell is calling for The National Trust to change the way that it manages heritage trees:

“Heritage trees are irreplaceable natural assets and The National Trust seems to be treating them as if they are disposable commodities that can be felled and replaced on a whim. Trees with cultural connections like The Duke of Wellington Cedar can never be replaced, but they can be retained and conserved. However, that takes vision and commitment, and an innovative management approach that seems to be lacking in that organisation. The time has come for a change...

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