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Petition Legal rights for ancient trees

All ancient trees (over 100 years of age) to have the legal right not to be damaged or felled, with the exception of sustainable forestry to produce wood and maintaining the tree’s health. This would effectively make tree preservation orders (TPOs) national.

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1. Trees are vital to our natural ecosystem and support hundreds of animal and insect life as well producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

2. i believe all life is worthy of our care and respect, just as an animal that produces meat and milk is worthy of our care and respect, a tree producing wood and fruit is worthy of our care and respect.

3. Any undue harm or felling of ancient trees for landscaping/visual reasons should be illegal and subject to prosecution.

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