Sunday, July 15, 2007

I Do Not Think I'll Ever See....

Timber... one of the Whitehall trees is felled

They hate us for our treedom.

At a time when Gordon Brown has pledged to make environmental issues one of his key priorities, the decision to chop down trees just yards from No 10 has been criticised by Tory MPs and environmental groups.

Conservative environment spokesman Peter Ainsworth said he was 'depressed and unhappy' at the loss of the trees, which he said made the environment 'another victim of the so-called War on Terror'.

Six trees will disappear from Whitehall, three from neighbouring Parliament Street, two from Horse Guards Avenue and one from Privy Gardens. They are London Plane, Maidenhair and Oak. The work was due to be completed by the end of the weekend.