Heritage tree eradication in Picton concerns reader

I have noticed an alarming number of what I would term as beautiful heritage trees being cut down in Picton.

Has anyone else noticed this? What are the criteria and policies for this?

It saddens me to see the loss of these magnificent beauties. Based on the size of their trunks and rings some of these were over a 100 years old.

I walk my dog regularly, and being a tree lover, I take note of the trees and their appearance.

I understand some may have become diseased. However I am finding it difficult to grasp the reason for the loss of so many trees that looked full of leaves and life just prior to being destroyed. Insights from the public, municipality and any experts to explain what is happening would be appreciated.

Kara Hepburn