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Local residents have been left devastated after developers turned a wooded wildlife haven into a barren landscape without warning.<br />
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Over 20 mature trees that were home to rare and protected bats, owls and woodpeckers were cut down in a matter of hours by ruthless tree surgeons.<br />
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It is believed a survey to assess any potential wildlife was not carried out before the 'slash and burn' work but the results of an inspection commissioned by a local resident earlier this year found evidence of Greater Horseshoe bats.<br />
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The trees formed part of the large wooded garden of a property in Corfe Mullen, Dorset, which was previously owned by an elderly man until he died last year.<br />
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The plot was thriving with tall conifer trees and ash and oak trees thought to have been over 100 years old.