Obnoxious trees need to be removed

2016-02-03 06:00

THERE are many overgrown trees around the Pearl Gardens complex.

All the trees are Syringa and they invade open spaces and the roadsides. Their leaves and fruit are poisonous and generally a nuisance as much time, effort and finances are spent on gathering and removing dry leaves, flowers and fruits from this obnoxious tree.

The trees have become overgrown unkempt and are encroaching upon the complex property. Some are even hanging precariously over our homes and, in an electric storm, can cause damage to our homes if struck down by lightening.

Recently the fire department was unable to drive their service vehicles to enable them to put out the veld fire, and prevent it from spreading into the plantation and our homes. They were forced to carry their bulk equipment on their person.

I urge the parks department to arrange for workmen to have them cut down and I look forward to workmen attending to this menace shortly.


Logan govender Pietermaritzburg

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