Tree Felling and Bus Connects

Tree Felling and Bus Connects

The Tree Council of Ireland is NGO and its primary objective is promote Tree
Planting, Management and Conservation.

We are aware of the issues being raised about the Bus Connects Project and the
threat of trees being felled.

While we do not get involved in specific issues, we are concerned that before trees
are removed a proper detailed assessment is carried out to assess the Environmental value, Aesthetic value, oxygen production, carbon sequestration, impact on SUDs, Sustainable Urban Drainage, and the cost benefit to traffic flow
against the benefit provided by the trees.

If trees are being removed any replacements should match the value and benefits of
the trees being felled. One mature tree will require a considerable number of trees to
replace it.

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