It has been a problem in manufacturing for many years due to a siege of moths whose larvae are catastrophic for horse chestnut trees.
Every autumn they throw their nuts to give children conkers to make little men out of and inspiration for Nordic Noir writers, but noh the order has arrived: 13 trees will be felled this month at City Lakes, while others will be subjected to some severe pruning.
The latest windy conditions have shown that the trees are getting weaker with each passing year, and the time has come for action, states the City Hall’s Technical and Environmental Administration.
Approximately 13 replacement trees will be properly planted.
News first broke about the condition that affected the trees in 2018. It is caused by a significant increase in horse chestnut leaf mining mills due to the recent hot summers.
The moths lay their larvae on the trees and make the leaves brown and fresh.
When the turbines come in big waves, predators can only account for 10-20 percent of the numbers.
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Lack of the capital’s 112 emergency center
A quarter of the staff at Hovedstadens Akutberedskab, 112’s emergency center for the capital, have stopped working during the last year, Berlingske reports. About 144 out of 600 employees have left, which means that emergency callers often have to wait in line. This summer alone, which saw an increase in calls as the reopening accelerated, 4,677 calls to 112 were answered with a delay of at least 23 seconds in the Capital Region.
Recognition for excellent maintenance of Naturpark Amager
The municipalities of Tårnby, Dragør and Copenhagen, together with the Danish Nature Agency and By & Havn, jointly received the award for the City’s Best Experience on behalf of the partnership they have formed to realize the potential of Naturpark Amager. Selected by the readers of AOK and Berlingske’s readers, the award recognizes the special role that the 3,500 hectare area plays in the lives of Copenhageners. Among the park partnership’s latest initiatives is ‘The Armamino’, a 27 km hiking trail through the park.
Nurses are now cracking down on staff shortages
Nurses at Amager Hospital today arranged an hour-long strike to protest their lack of colleagues. Around 70-80, the work stopped for an hour until 08:45 in the knowledge that they would be put on an hourly wage and a fine of 86 kroner each — the fixed rate of strike without proper notice. The action follows many nursing strikes across the country – mostly to express dissatisfaction with a proposed wage increase of 5 percent over the next three years, which they claim is far from what they deserve. At present, only 53 percent of all advertised nursing jobs are occupied, according to DR, up from 77 percent two years ago.
Amager artificial lake was built illegally and must be filled out – order
An artificial lake, which was established in 2016 in Naturpark Amager next to Kalvebod Fælled, will soon be emptied and filled in, according to the Danish Society for Nature Conservation. The directive on filling the lake has been issued in accordance with an order from July 2020 from The Environment and Food Complaints Board that the creation of the lake was illegal. Eventually, it is hoped that the area will become a beach meadow, and the removal will make it possible to establish a path that connects Kalvebod Fælled School with Kanonvej.
Treacherous crossing area on Østerbrogade must be treated
Finally, work is beginning on establishing an island in the middle of Østerbrogade by Sionsgade to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road – about seven years after funds were found to make it possible. In week 42, the autumn half-year holiday, plates are laid between the bike lanes and the road, and then in the middle of the road itself, which is reduced from four to two lanes. Located about 250 meters from the Jagtvej junction, pedestrians can often be seen on the busy stretch of road struggling to cross it. The work must be completed by mid-December.
Princess gives a sod about new French school premises
On 30 September, Princess Marie was ready to shovel the first sod on the 11,200 square meter site, where a new Prince Henrik’s School will move in 2023 at a price of 420 million kroner. Located on the corner of Rolighedsvej and Bülowsvej in Frederiksberg, the international school’s new home will be large enough to accommodate 800 students from kindergarten to high school age. Lycée Français Prince Henrik was founded as a French school in 1954, but today it caters to 30 different nationalities.
The earth’s mountains are growing day by day in Nordhavn
There is enough land to build the planned expansion of Copenhagen’s district Nordhavn, but more and more people come by truck every day. To be specific: 12,000 tons per day carried by 350-375 trucks with up to 38 tons each. The soil, which mainly originates from construction sites in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, creates temporary mountains. The profits will eventually be used to build the proposed island Lynetteholm, on which work could begin as early as next year. However, both the Climate Movement and the Danish Society for Nature Conservation have complained to the EU’s civil complaints committee about the potential environmental damage the island can cause to existing maritime life.
Source: The Nordic Page