"One morning this week I counted 42 dead or dying big trees along this lovely walkway, non-natives. So are we to abandon non-native trees and the dense shade canopies they afford in the face of long summers which appear destined to be hotter and drier?"asks PIP McMANUS.
Mayor Damien Ryan is not happy to have the kibosh put on planting trees on the median strip at the northern end of Bath Street. In fact, to use his own word, he is “infuriated” – to the degree that he walked out of the council meeting last night before a vote on the issue was taken, having earlier launched a sustained verbal attack on a council officer's report. KIERAN FINNANE reports.