Beech and horse chestnut trees to be removed in Abbey Park - The Evesham Observer

Beech and horse chestnut trees to be removed in Abbey Park

Evesham Editorial 4th Sep, 2023   0

WORK will take place this week to remove two mature trees in Abbey Park in Evesham on safety grounds.

Both trees have been assessed and are deemed to be at risk of toppling over, posing a risk to members of the public.

One is a beech tree which is showing signs of decline within the crown including dieback and major deadwood. Tests also revealed significant decay and weakness in the tree’s internal structure.

A horse chestnut tree is also being removed after being found to have several fruiting fungal bodies around it as well as internal weaknesses.

Work to remove both trees will start tomorrow Tuesday (September 5).

New trees will be planted in the park this winter to replace them.




Coun Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Resident and Customer Service on Wychavon District Council, said: “I thank residents for their understanding while this disappointing but essential work is carried out to protect users of the park.

“We will be planting replacement trees in the winter, which is the best time of year to plant trees.


“We may plant them in a slightly different area to give them the best chance to establish and thrive, but they will be in your park.”

 

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