Update: Dangerous tree causes delays on Weymouth road

Dorset Echo: Dangerous tree closes Weymouth road Dangerous tree closes Weymouth road

MOTORISTS faced delays in Weymouth this morning as work to remove a dangerous tree took place.

Radipole Park Drive in Weymouth between the Spa Road junction and the Kings junction was closed from 9.30am this morning for approximately an hour while the tree was removed.

The road was reopened shortly after 11am.

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2:14pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

There will soon be no trees left along RPD !! I'm still mad about the destruction of that "leanin'" Willow tree close to the tennis courts - I KNOW I should have photographed it BEFORE it was vandalised, but there are SOME things you don't expect to be "removed". Most of the quaint little old corners have now been destroyed in the interests of increasing some TORY or other's bank balance - or even just out of a baffling "embarrassment" over the existence of artefacts, buildings, et ketera of 19th century or earlier. As for Radipole Park Drive - too many cars using it these days !! Wish I had usage figures for 1964 for comparison, but at a rough guess I'd say maybe ten times fewer in those days !!
There will soon be no trees left along RPD !! I'm still mad about the destruction of that "leanin'" Willow tree close to the tennis courts - I KNOW I should have photographed it BEFORE it was vandalised, but there are SOME things you don't expect to be "removed". Most of the quaint little old corners have now been destroyed in the interests of increasing some TORY or other's bank balance - or even just out of a baffling "embarrassment" over the existence of artefacts, buildings, et ketera of 19th century or earlier. As for Radipole Park Drive - too many cars using it these days !! Wish I had usage figures for 1964 for comparison, but at a rough guess I'd say maybe ten times fewer in those days !! Harpya Orkinus
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7:16am Wed 5 Mar 14

codlips says...

What do you mean the destruction and vandalism of the leaning willow?
What do you mean the destruction and vandalism of the leaning willow? codlips
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3:04pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

I mean it's gone - vanished - kaput !! It disappeared a year or two ago, and was the Northernmost of the line of Willows to the West of the footpath through Radipole Gardens..
I mean it's gone - vanished - kaput !! It disappeared a year or two ago, and was the Northernmost of the line of Willows to the West of the footpath through Radipole Gardens.. Harpya Orkinus
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12:40pm Thu 6 Mar 14

codlips says...

So it may of been felled due to being unsafe because of the lean over the footpath, deeming it unsafe to pedestrians? Possibly root heave, it may of have had rot in the base, a root disease? Maybe your an expert and know about trees but to say its been vandalised and destroyed is rather flippant without knowing the facts.If it had fallen and hurt someone because it was dangerous would you still moan that it wasn't cut down due to being unsafe?
I'm sure it wouldn't have been 'vandalised' for the sake of it, do you?
So it may of been felled due to being unsafe because of the lean over the footpath, deeming it unsafe to pedestrians? Possibly root heave, it may of have had rot in the base, a root disease? Maybe your an expert and know about trees but to say its been vandalised and destroyed is rather flippant without knowing the facts.If it had fallen and hurt someone because it was dangerous would you still moan that it wasn't cut down due to being unsafe? I'm sure it wouldn't have been 'vandalised' for the sake of it, do you? codlips
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1:05am Sat 8 Mar 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

No - I expect it was due to fear of the imported amerikan notion of *compensation culture*!! I'm afraid I've never been too wild about the *Wrap 'em up in cotton wool* philosophy - who the hell would want a 100% safe and sanitised world, anyway ?? A little risk adds to the spice of life - adds interest, makes you feel you're ALIVE !!
By the way, you obviously haven't taken note of that little FB e-card that's been going around for a while now:
~ GRAMMAR: The difference between knowing your siht and knowing you're siht ~
It's very easy, really - YOUR (pronounced *yore*) : something belonging to you. YOU'RE (pronounced *yoor*) a contraction of the two words *you are*.
No - I expect it was due to fear of the imported amerikan notion of *compensation culture*!! I'm afraid I've never been too wild about the *Wrap 'em up in cotton wool* philosophy - who the hell would want a 100% safe and sanitised world, anyway ?? A little risk adds to the spice of life - adds interest, makes you feel you're ALIVE !! By the way, you obviously haven't taken note of that little FB e-card that's been going around for a while now: ~ GRAMMAR: The difference between knowing your siht and knowing you're siht ~ It's very easy, really - YOUR (pronounced *yore*) : something belonging to you. YOU'RE (pronounced *yoor*) a contraction of the two words *you are*. Harpya Orkinus
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9:34am Thu 13 Mar 14

codlips says...

What a ridiculous and condescending reply, you obviously had no sensible answer so resort to insults on my grammer, how pathetic, YOUR just another one of these people who like to slag everything off that goes on in Weymouth, very immature reply indeed.By the way I don't use fb so dont know what your talking about.
A leaning dangerous tree makes you feel alive eh, you must lead a really exciting life.
What a ridiculous and condescending reply, you obviously had no sensible answer so resort to insults on my grammer, how pathetic, YOUR just another one of these people who like to slag everything off that goes on in Weymouth, very immature reply indeed.By the way I don't use fb so dont know what your talking about. A leaning dangerous tree makes you feel alive eh, you must lead a really exciting life. codlips
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