Plants losing leaves is something to be celebrated

First published in Letters

IN response to Mrs Jean Pitchforth's letter in last week's Globe, the reason why the council plants deciduous trees (ones that lose their leaves) is because the trees are native, support small wildlife and encourage bio-diversity.

There are also many aesthetic qualities such as autumnal foliage and seasonal variation that evergreen trees simply don't provide.
 

Like Mrs Pitchforth, many people have issues with falling leaves. But I see it as one of nature's great wonders and it adds seasonal interest to our streets and gardens.

They are an important part of the ecosystem, a natural fertilizer.

When did they become our enemy?

Dead leaves, when left in the garden, hold water, neutralize acid, and slowly release nutrients.

They're a valuable resource that we can all agree don’t belong in some landfill.

There is a big native movement in landscape circles at the moment and the planting of native trees should be encouraged and supported because it’s the right thing to do.

Wirral Council doesn't make many good decisions, but planting native trees is one of them.

M Walker,
Bebington.

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7:39pm Wed 28 Nov 12

spamfiend says...

I love it when the trees lose their leaves because my view of Liverpool is completely unobstructed for a few months and you get to see some really great sunrises during the winter months.
I love it when the trees lose their leaves because my view of Liverpool is completely unobstructed for a few months and you get to see some really great sunrises during the winter months. spamfiend
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3:06pm Fri 30 Nov 12

DUANE DAVIES says...

IN response to m walker's letter in last week's globe, your missing the point of Jean's pitchforth letter.at 82yrs of age she should not have to clean up after the council that's all she is saying and then possibly have to pay £10 to empty her brown bin !!, I would suggest that she get's a firm in to clean up the leaves, and send the council the bill, or if she backs onto council property get the firm to tip it over the fence onto the councils property
IN response to m walker's letter in last week's globe, your missing the point of Jean's pitchforth letter.at 82yrs of age she should not have to clean up after the council that's all she is saying and then possibly have to pay £10 to empty her brown bin !!, I would suggest that she get's a firm in to clean up the leaves, and send the council the bill, or if she backs onto council property get the firm to tip it over the fence onto the councils property DUANE DAVIES
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