‘We should treasure trees’

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A tree warden has pleaded with residents to protect local flora and fauna after some Sudbury residents complained about tree roots pulling up pavements in their street.

Simon Ambrose, the Long Melford tree warden, said: “How sad it is in this day and age that so many people try to destroy trees.

“They have been on this planet a lot longer than us and will still remain so if we all look after them.

“So what if their roots can damage pathways – trees provide us with shade on hot summer days, produce oxygen for us and provide homes for wildlife which our lives would be truly sad without.

“They put on a beautiful colourful display and create an interest. So next time you think about picking on a tree, think of all the things it does for us and our future generations and what little we do for them.”

Mr Ambrose is holding a meeting on tree diseases at Long Melford Village Hall on October 16, from 6.30pm.