I TOTALLY sympathise with what W B Carter says (Letters, June 13), as I have had similar problems with the council over a tree preservation order. In educating myself on the subject of tree preservation, I found the most helpful information in explaining

I TOTALLY sympathise with what W B Carter says (Letters, June 13), as I have had similar problems with the council over a tree preservation order.

In educating myself on the subject of tree preservation, I found the most helpful information in explaining the ins and outs of TPOs was the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's guidance to councils "Tree Preservation Orders: a guide to the law and good practice".

I would be surprised if a formal appeal to the Government Office in Cambridge (Go-East) were unsuccessful if the tree is dying or dangerous. Mr Carter's neighbour's insurance company can and should be involved to assist in such an appeal.

I am sure that the majority of people consider tree conservation important, especially in such a sparsely wooded county as ours. However, this unreasonable, even draconian, misuse of the TPO regulations inevitably discredits both the council and the cause.

P A HULL, Post Street, Godmanchester