Stumped by Old Hatfield trees

SIR – It seems that even the trees in the Old Hatfield conservation area, specifically those opposite the Catholic church on the Broadway, are not safe from the pollarder s chainsaw. It made me particularly sick to return home from work today to see these

SIR - It seems that even the trees in the Old Hatfield conservation area, specifically those opposite the Catholic church on the Broadway, are not safe from the pollarder's chainsaw. It made me particularly sick to return home from work today to see these beautiful 20m trees that are older than I am reduced to mere stumps. I have got pretty used to Welwyn Hatfield Council taking it upon themselves to destroy our neighbourhoods right under our noses but I have reached the absolute limit.

Something must be done!

Matthew Smith, The Broadway, Hatfield.