From Facebook. I decided to share this here to show what stupid ideas our government have. This and many other ancient trees are being cut down because we (our government) wants to build a railway between London and Birmingham and then on to Manchester and Leeds. But the lines won’t go into the city centres, so you will have to travel to the new hub stations. They say it will cut twenty minutes off the journey time between Manchester and London! Wow. And to do this they need straight tracks because fast trains don’t like curves. Well, of course chopping down trees for that MUST be justified! Not that we can actually afford it or have people working in cities anymore.
The Hunningham Oak which is one of the ancient trees nominated for Tree of the Year now felled by HS2!
Thank you to all tree protectors who tried to save this once magnificent tree!
Some of the campaigns include these if you want to get involved….
Save Cubbington Woods – Stop HS2
The Woodland Trust
Save Roald Dahl Woods from HS2
Anti HS2 – SOC (Save our Countryside)
Save the Colne Valley