Why do we let nature perish?
SOMETHING truly significant has happened with the removal of the last few trees around the Co-op in Alsager.
These trees mark the passing of Alsager as an outpost, an interface with nature, the last vestige perhaps of Alsager as a part of nature..
Even though poplar, oak, dunnocks and every other vestige of nature are represented in our street names, those places now are almost completely alien to our nature and are preserved inadequately in twee surroundings where nature is long since dead.
It is so disabling, this change, both in its removal of the familiar and in its wantonness and persistence.
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Now we see, in all its awfulness, the presence of East Cheshire as the agent of change and not the provider of close-up and personal services to improve life chances.
The trees go. There they lie in shattered parts, those denizens who once seemed so incorruptible, bastions against the storm and unmovable, brought down like matchwood by diabolical machinery.
I have to mourn this passing because otherwise we feel and we see nothing.