What a tragedy. A first-growth tree, healthy and beautiful, having a number of holes bored into its trunk.
This is a heritage tree. I know because I lived next to it for many years, long before the development.
This exquisite tree, housed birds, provided shade and gave children the thrill of a tire swing.
Prior to the development, in the mid-90s an arborist visited and tagged it as a heritage tree. It was not to be interfered with at all. A central gathering area or mini park had been planned around it.
The area is called Douglas and this Douglas Fir was to be the centrepiece of the community. How unfortunate people will not be blessed with this amazing tree for many more years to come.
Beverley Steeves, Surrey