In Pictures: #Ecocide by HS2 Ltd
Felling of Little Lyntus Ancient Woodland
Location: Little Lyntus, Staffordshire.
Little Lyntus ancient woodland being completely felled and many more woodlands in the area under imminent threat.
Join the Stop HS2 Staffordshire Facebook group. They are looking for more help protesting and blocking work around Litchfield.
Images clicked on: 28.09.2020 – 01.10.20
Aerial photo credit: Express&Star
Trees at Cubbington Wood Marked for Felling
Majority of the woods has already been destroyed when this post was uploaded. The woods in these pictures are not even in way of the train line. It’s being clear to make space for infrastructure.
Even though there was vast amount of open space surround the woods, HS2 chose to fell the woods.
Location: Cubbington Woods, Warwickshire
Photo Credit: @DeniseLauraBaker
HS2 have destroyed the Chilterns
This area used to be a lush green, full of trees and biodiversity. Now it is a barren wasteland, all natural life decimated and turned to dirt.
HS2 risk contaminating hundreds of thousands of peoples water supply in London as they will be pile driving into delicate aquifers there in the Chilterns.
Rugby Road will never be the same
Activists who had set up camp on Rugby Road, Cubbington were evicted by the N.E.T (National Eviction Team) on 05.10.2020.
Since then, several ancient oak trees have been felled.
These oak trees were not actually in the way of the train line. They were felled anyways.
Felling at Euston
Before & After of the trees at Euston
Photo Credit: Dorothea
Horror at Hints
HS2’s latest front in their war on nature is at Roundhill Wood near the village of Hints, about 10 miles south of Lichfield.
They’ve brought in their heavy machinery which is chomping it’s way through the wood at a frightening rate.
Photo credit: Simon Beavis
Date of photos: 15.10.2020
RIP Ancient Alder tree
The stand off to save the ancient alder tree lasted a few days. The shocking things about this event was that the police facilitated the environmental destruction.
There were a quite a few arrests of peaceful campaigners, and violence from HS2 security towards tree protectors – several activists were injured and had to be taken away by ambulance.
The tree was not even in the HS2 compound.
Note the before & after picture.
Date: July 2020