Eyesore as more trees & bushes destroyed
I have recently followed the newly created Heather Walk through the dunes at
Studland Heath and was appalled to discover that yet more trees and gorse bushes
have been destroyed.
This seems to be part of a systematic process carried out by the National
Trust as owners and/or English Nature as managers of the area to get rid of all
the small groups of trees which provide not only shade and interest, but also a
variety of habitat for plants and animals.
My impression is that during the few years since the National Trust took over
the area more has been done to ruin its peace and naturalness than in all the
time it was part of the Bankes Estate and this by those whose work it is to look
In addition to the removal of the trees, tracks have been made through the
dunes for the use of National Trust vehicles, creating noise, pollution and
disturbance for animals and people alike.
The latest eyesore is appearance of dozens of red and yellow topped posts.
It is difficult to know what can be done to prevent this process from
continuing as it seems that a small group of people, probably self-appointed,
can do whatever they like with out the need for consultation or consent.
I suggest that those who appreciate this area should go and inspect the
damage done and then, if they agree with me, boycott all National Trust
enterprises. Those who are members of the National Trust can cancel their
G Cross, Broadstone
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