Save 100+ yr old Tree Durham City

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Please help me stop an application to remove a 100+ year old Lawson Cypress  from Durham City's Conservation Area. This tree is healthy and can live to be 600 years old!!!

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Felling of this tree is in direct violation of Saved Planning Policy E22 Conservation Areas, and justification is point 3.87 in the city of Durham Plan and E14 on Existing Trees and hedgerows. As a Veteran Tree and Ancient Woodland species, its status  should be, and is, specifically protected under the National Planning Policy Framework. Further, the Natural Environmental and Rural Communities Act 2006  would classify this tree, at its age as irreplaceable. Removal of it would contravene these important laws. 

In a time of critical climate change, we need more trees, not less. Removing this tree would be completely unethical!  Please see for more details. 

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