Tree campaigners’ petition nears 350

The avenue of trees on Bawtry Road date back to Queen Victoria's days but now they could be felled. Picture: Steve Taylor
The avenue of trees on Bawtry Road date back to Queen Victoria's days but now they could be felled. Picture: Steve Taylor
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A PETITION to save trees in Tickhill from being chopped down has now got almost 350 signatures.

Residents in the town are campaigning to save the row of trees in Bawtry Road from the chop later in the year, after it was deemed they were unsafe in a report commissioned by Doncaster Council in 1995.

But 342 people have now put their names to a government petition asking to keep the lime trees which were planted for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

It is proposed the trees will be removed from October as part of a four year long replacement project which will see 15 foot oak trees, which are currently being grown, being planted in their place.

To sign the petition go to http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/32211