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Must the tree kill for us to act?

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

There is a dead tree in the vicinity of the nine-mile post, between Stony Hill Square and Golden Spring, in West Rural St Andrew, that poses a serious threat to life and property. The tree stands 40 feet high, six feet in circumference at the base, and inclined at an angle of about 70 degrees over the main thoroughfare linking Kingston to Portland, St Thomas, and St Mary.

The National Solid Waste Management Authority has declined responsibility to safely remove the tree. So, too, the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation and the National Works Agency.

Motorists and pedestrians should, therefore, approach the area with extreme caution and continue to hold prayer vigils that God will mysteriously avert the threat.

DERRICK SIMON

President, Golden Spring Citizens' Association

derrickdsimon@yahoo.com