Fir tree protest wastes tax money

Re: Gloves come off in fight to save tree (News, Oct. 19)

Re: Gloves come off in fight to save tree (News, Oct. 19)

I drive by that rotten old tree at least twice a day and here’s what I have to say about this whole ordeal: The tree is rotten.

It has been tested by three different parties (partly at the expense of Saanich taxpayers) and it has been deemed a hazard.

The fact is, this tree is likely to fall over in a big wind. Big winds happen every winter, especially by the water.

If this tree stays, it will probably fall over – onto a house, a car or a person. Then how will the renegade neighbours feel?

Look, there are thousands of big, beautiful, majestic trees in the area. Let’s stop wasting time, money, and resources to try to save one whose time has come. This is getting beyond ridiculous.

Emily Molyneux

Saanich