More ward forum: Page 3 of the additional papers states:
All the trees in Tradespark Wood have Tree Preservation Orders and anyone found to be feeling trees would be liable to prosecution.
There is a serious side to that wee mistake and that is that folk have been spotted with chainsaws at the riverside and the Tradespark wood. The council doesn't want to see a free for all in these areas. They are concerned about public safety, vandalism and the effect on the ecology. Murd again wisely pointed out that there are legitimate activities regularly carried out by the landowner on one part of the riverside walks for people not to get confused between this and the activity mentioned in the Council papers. There seems to be a consensus however, that removing driftwood from the beach is an activity beneficial for everyone concerned.