Hi all, you may or may not have noticed the continued felling of semi mature trees all along the Rathmore Rd. I had foolishly assumed this was due to some kind of disease and that they would be replaced. However, today ALL of the trees along side the Forge estate were being felled. I contacted Fingal Co. co who told me these trees were being removed on health and safety grounds as they had been planted into 'unsuitable soil' with 'Builders rubble'. Why in the name of God was thousands of taxpayers money spent on planting trees into 'unsuitable soil'. It's costing to have these removed and there is apparently no plans to replace them. As a professional Horticulturist I can tell you it's fairly easy to identify soil that's unsuitable for the planting of trees. I'd also suggest trees are a vital part of urban planning - apart from their aesthetic value they reduce the effects of wind hurtling through our estate and absorb a huge amount of pollution from cars etc. Please can people contact Fingal Co. Co. to complain about this or directly contact Councillor Darragh Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org - or indeed anyone else you fancy who might do something about this. Thanks.