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Parliamentary questions
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22 March 2019
E-001469-19
Question for written answer E-001469-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Liadh Ní Riada (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  Local authorities
 Answer in writing 

Local authorities in Ireland have in recent weeks embarked on a spate of tree felling in municipal parks, housing estates and other public areas.

Given that trees act as carbon sinks, natural amenities and habitats for fauna, does the Commission hold the view that felled trees should be replaced as a matter of course?

Does the Commission hold the view that local authorities in Ireland should develop and implement a tree policy based on the principles of sustainability?

Will the Commission comment on the recent pattern of tree felling in Ireland?

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