Give big evergreens the chop

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDrainage programme to prevent new floodsNext articleTánaiste tours regeneration Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsGive big evergreens the chopBy Alan Jacques – February 21, 2014 656 Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSCllr Kevin Sheahanevergreen treesFianna FáilKildimoMusic LimerickStorm Darwin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday center_img #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email FIANNA Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan is calling for bylaws limiting the height of evergreen trees and governing their distance from people’s homes.According to Cllr Sheahan, non-native evergreens are growing as tall as 80 feet in parts of the county near homes and roads, putting whole communities at risk. Following last week’s devastating storms, he said there was no doubting that these “monstrosities” were a danger to “life and limb”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “They are also infested with flies and all types of insects,” he told members of Limerick County Council‘s Planning and Development Committee.“There was great upset amongst the community in Kildimo over the flooding of their cemetery. One of these monster trees fell down during last week’s storm breaking headstones and these trees are now a bigger cause for concern than the flooding from the week before,” he declared.He proposed that evergreen trees should not be planted within 100 metres of a dwelling house and called for their height to be limited to 8 to 10 feet.Director of services for Planning and Development, Gerry Sheeran said there was no simple solution to this issue and reminded Cllr Sheahan that planning permission was not needed as the trees were already in situ. If trees were a danger to public safety that it would be an issue for the local authority’s environment and traffic departments. Facebook Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10last_img

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