20 years ago, 20 miles away from ‘Moorside’ as the Nuthatch flies….
16th July 1996
Had a phone call from the police who want to know if campaigners are going to “sit in” the Rusland Beeches. I reply that it is not likely (but the NPA chairman has said they will build me a tree house in the largest tree and fell that first!)
We expect a compromise, as the NPA Project Manager is “recommending a less drastic alternative than to fell all the trees.”
Thinking about it later the police have a cheek. It is the National Park in the wrong – Tree Preservation Order trees. Anyone else would be fined £10,ooo a tree.