Having worked in Cornwall’s Park & Recreation for 17 years in Park maintenance, Marina 200 Manager, and Park Landscape supervisor, I 100% support the removal of these Lilacs.
I was Parks and Landscape supervisor when the Lilac trees were planted. Yes, if the department would have had money to hire 4 more people to do the maintenance needed to keep these high maintenance tree under control we would not have had the clusters the department had to deal with today.
The easiest thing to do was for Christine Lefebvre to not take any action on the complaints until something major happened… But no Mrs Lefebvre did her job and took action to avoid a major safety concerns. It’s called due diligence.
Well done Christine !! Your department took the right action !!
Councilor Andre Rivette – Cornwall Ontario
(Comments and opinions of Editorials, Letters to the Editor, and comments from readers are purely their own and don’t necessarily reflect those of the owners of this site, their staff, or sponsors.)