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  • 30-01-2017 7:53am
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    Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ tmccar


    Does anyone know why the county councils are cutting trees along our country roads? Is this an EU directive perhaps?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭ MBSnr


    tmccar wrote: »
    Does anyone know why the county councils are cutting trees along our country roads? Is this an EU directive perhaps?

    Could it be related to the Eir fibre rollout?

    Is the road in question one of the blue lined ones here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,085 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    tmccar wrote: »
    Does anyone know why the county councils are cutting trees along our country roads? Is this an EU directive perhaps?

    Are they a traffic hazzard ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ tmccar


    MBSnr wrote: »
    Could it be related to the Eir fibre rollout?

    Is the road in question one of the blue lined ones here?

    That could be it. The R466 was where I saw a lot of cutting and it's earmarked on your map for fibre.

    I was fairly sure it wasn't a traffic hazard.
    Anyway, "vorsprung durch technik" as they say, but still it seems a shame. That was such a picturesque drive. between Tulla and Ardnacrusha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,302 ✭✭✭ embraer170


    tmccar wrote: »
    Does anyone know why the county councils are cutting trees along our country roads? Is this an EU directive perhaps?

    Not an EU rule. You could send an email to the Council and ask?

    Also, is it the the Council or landowners? It is often a case of not wanting to maintain the trees and using the safety hazard as an excuse. The majority of hedgerow in Kerry has been decimated over the past 10 years because of this.

    Any photos of the before and after?


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ tmccar


    embraer170 wrote: »
    Not an EU rule. You could send an email to the Council and ask?

    Also, is it the the Council or landowners? It is often a case of not wanting to maintain the trees and using the safety hazard as an excuse. The majority of hedgerow in Kerry has been decimated over the past 10 years because of this.

    Any photos of the before and after?

    No "before" photos unfortunately.
    And many of these were large, mature trees. Nearly all of them were cut down to the stumps.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭ MBSnr


    tmccar wrote: »
    No "before" photos unfortunately.
    And many of these were large, mature trees. Nearly all of them were cut down to the stumps.

    Unlikely to be the Eir fibre rollout then, as I think they only trim back around the top of the poles and remove branches overhanging the cable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,302 ✭✭✭ embraer170


    Best approach is to approach the Council to see what excuse they have.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,591 ✭✭✭✭ josip


    tmccar wrote: »
    No "before" photos unfortunately.
    And many of these were large, mature trees. Nearly all of them were cut down to the stumps.


    Google Street view should help you out with the "before"
    eg.
    https://goo.gl/maps/DBHc23G5vmJ2


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 827 ✭✭✭ Wren Wrong Slogan


    tmccar wrote: »
    Is this an EU directive perhaps?

    Yes, because the EU has a special interest in those darn trees on some arbitrary road. The nerve of those trees! Thankfully the EU Directives are here to put them in their place.

    I, for one, thank our EU Directive overlords.


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