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  Today Online 8 Nov 07
Where once there was greenery ...
Letter from CARLYN LAW

Today Online 6 Nov 07
Whither the trees?
Letter from Albano Daminato and Lisa Garris

SOME people who work or live around Cross Street might be able to attest to a rise in temperatures in the area that began about two weeks ago.

A number of beautiful, tall, shade-providing trees and shrubs were, practically overnight, cut down all in the name of Land Transport Authority (LTA) works.

When I called the National Parks Board (NParks), I was told that the trees were cut down due to some "important" work being done by the LTA.

Surely, with all of the marvellous work done by the NParks in greening the island, a more sensitive approach could have been taken, instead of cutting large trees so mindlessly.

It would be such a shame if this goes on.

We hope the LTA and NParks can address this issue and give us some answers.

Today Online 8 Nov 07
Where once there was greenery ...
Letter from CARLYN LAW

I refer to the letter "Whither the trees" (Nov 6) by Albano Daminato and Lisa Garris, and I empathise with their sentiments about the fallen trees around Cross Street (picture).

My colleagues and I have been working in an old shophouse in the area for the past four years and loved the area's unique architecture and lush landscape.

To our dismay, the greenery in the area was uprooted in less than two days.

Now the area has clearly become warmer and barren, and devoid of character. We feel extremely saddened by this recent development and fear that more trees will be removed to make way for Land Transport Authority projects.

We ask that more sensitivity be exercised towards urban landscaping in our "green" society.

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