In the final analysis, the local demolish ‘n’ develop cadre needn’t be all that proficient at what they do. They can take down a 100-year-old tree to accommodate “luxury” townhouses with a lifespan of two decades, and it doesn’t matter.
Skill and ability is irrelevant; just learn to read the tea leaves and know exactly when to give the pay-to-play wheel a mighty heave.
Then it’s out with the chain saws.
My personal view? The in-crowd in the festering boil of a dirty river town can go … nah, never mind. The Pavlov’s Dog effect in Nawbany means that I write or say something true, and someone close to me gets an electrical shock.
Do we even have a Tree Board?