Wales

Protected Penllergaer tree felling charges denied

The 200-year-old tree
Image caption The 200-year-old tree was planted by the Dillwyn Llewelyn family

A housing developer and a tree contractor have denied unlawfully cutting down 70 trees, including a 200-year-old giant redwood.

They were cut down last year on land in Penllergaer, Swansea, near a housing development.

At Swansea Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, the defendants each pleaded not guilty to two charges of contravening a tree preservation order.

They will appear at the same court in August for a two-day trial.

Swansea Council said the authority had been investigating for five months before court summons were issued to Enzo's Homes, Fiorenzo Sauro, and tree contractor Arwyn Morgan.

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