The Parish Council recently had a Tree Safety Survey carried out by an independent arboricultural consultant to assess the trees within our woodlands and open spaces for signs of disease and to assess whether any present a hazard to heavily used areas such as play areas, pathways or property. The survey is carried out to ensure the safety of the users of our facilities and to comply with our insurers requirements.
Unfortunately, some of our trees have been identified as being affected by a number of the diseases that are currently prevalent throughout the UK and others have been identified as posing a potential hazard to various heavily used areas. As a result a number of trees have had to be reduced in size or in some cases felled.
The removal of the mature trees will, however, bring light to the woodland floor and we will continue to work to protect naturally regenerating trees in these areas. Some of the resulting wood and brash will be left on site in eco-piles to provide habitat for wildlife. In addition we will be planting at least 420 additional trees in the autumn around the open spaces as new hedges and copses and in the play areas to provide shade.