We did it. Thanks to letters and a petition, we saved the trees in Gilnow Road. Bolton Council were going to remove the trees due to complaints by some residents that the leaves made a mess and that the trees interfered with their satellite reception but common sense has prevailed and the trees are staying much to the delight of the people in Bolton that have fond memories of them when they were growing up.
We were contacted about a week ago by a concerned resident up in Bolton Lancashire who saw that we had helped people in the past secure trees in their area and asked us to get involved in saving the 33, lime trees that lined Gilnow Road to the Cemetery. We decided to to do some research on the lime trees and the wildlife that would be affected we then wrote to the council in Bolton, we also put up the info here on the blog asking you to sign a petition. Along with hundreds of signatures and letters and good old publicity the trees have now been saved. If you would like to know how to save trees in your area please go back to save our earth. If you would like to know more about the Gilnow Trees campaign just type in ‘Gilnow Road Trees’ in facebook. If you would like to contact us please use the save our earth contact page. See, people power does work along with persistence. Well done to Ian and Helen McHugh and all that stood up and fought. God Bless the trees all around the world which do more for us than we do for them.