Last February four mature sycamores were chopped down in the middle of Quarry, and this week three more large trees have been taken down in a spot very close to them.
It seems they had committed the grave offence of being "self-seeded". In other words, no one planted them. They were not there by human agency, they had not been planned or given an official licence to exist. They were not authorized by the bureacracy.
They were part of Nature.
Here is a picture of three of our local Liberal Democrat councillors, heroically standing guard over a wooden post in Osler Road to make sure that it doesn't attack anyone or do any harm to the community.