The War Memorial is giving notice that the old pines in the commemorative area are going to have to go:
The Memorial wishes to advise that it has become necessary to remove the pines trees located in the Commemorative Area. Advice received from a tree surgeon has recommended the removal of the pine trees, as they are at the end of their life and have become pot-bound. This particular species has a tendency to grow too large for a space the size of the Commemorative Area.
Specialist arborist contractors will be removing the trees in conjunction with the Memorial’s horticulturalist contractors under the supervision of Buildings and Services staff.