[Imc-uk-features] Re: [Imc-london] Save the Slough Cedar - feature proposal
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Sat Sep 25 11:34:46 PDT 2004
it's already up on london
in fact i deleted one cos it was up twice in two diff versions
At 19:16 25/09/2004, ana wrote:
>Title: Corporate Sponsor of Woodland Trust plans to chop down tree.
>Text body: One of the biggest store chains in Britain, Tesco, is planning
>to open yet another store, this one in Slough. The company has kept a low
>profile on these plans because they include the chopping down of a rare,
>144 year old, Lebanese Cedar tree in the way.
>This is apparently part of a 'takeover' plan by Tesco, which has been
>some of the Co-operative Group larger stores. [Local
>plan to oppose Tesco's plans.
>Ironically, Tesco is an official Corporate Sponsor of the Woodland Trust
>(protectors of ancient trees).
>Since news of the plans to replace the 144 year-old rare tree with a glass
>tower that lights up at night leaked out, local residents, in conjunction
>with the Slough Observer, have collected several thousand signatures in
>various petitions of protest. They consider the Cedar an important bearer
>of wild life and good to stop the drainage of the land in a concrete
>desert. It is only half-way through its expected 300 year life-span. Tesco
>has [promised to "replace"]
>(http://www.thisisslough.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=789 )the Cedar
>with eight others, but the campaigners don't see a reason not to have the
>eight others 'plus' the existing one.
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