‘I fear for my safety’
Wednesday 6th March 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
A ST SAVIOUR’S resident is worried that a protected pine tree could crash through the roof of her bungalow.
Hermione Black, 62, has applied to the Environment Department for planning permission to remove the Monterey pine, which is leaning towards her Les Buttes home.
‘I love trees, but this one is just in the wrong place,’ she said.
The pine is about 70 years old and stands about 18 metres high.
It leans over Mrs Black’s garage and is just 10 metres from her lounge.
The Environment Department said it could not comment on individual cases, but stated that 41 Monterey pines have been protected so far, at 14 locations. Seven of these have been removed after becoming hazardous.