Residents hope Town of Ladysmith will remove dead cherry tree

Ann Calder of Ladysmith is asking the Town to give them some indication of what they will do with this dead tree.

Ann Calder hopes the Town of Ladysmith will remove this dead cherry tree.

Ann Calder hopes the Town of Ladysmith will remove this dead cherry tree.

Editor:

Having no other course of action, I have decided to write this letter.

We are very pleased to live in Ladysmith and love paying our property taxes each year without complaint.

Along the streets of our neighbourhood are beautiful cherry trees which are on the property of the Town of Ladysmith.

We have loved and looked after this cherry tree in front of our home for about eight years.

For some reason, last year, a crack developed at the base of this tree and we painted, hoping that would help stop it from getting bigger.

This year, when the tree was in full blossom and with the first hot weather we had in May, it just shrivelled up as the photo shows.

I have phoned the Town of Ladysmith repeatedly to ask for the removal of this tree, to no avail. We have even offered to remove it ourselves, but I was told that we can’t remove it, as it is the property of the Town.

We only ask the Town to please give us some indication of what they will do, as we find it heartbreaking to look at this dead tree every day.

Ann G. Calder

Ladysmith