An full survey of the trees on Parish Council owned land has been undertaken to:
- Understand what work is required on the trees, particularly due to Ash Die back
- Build a trees maintenance plan for future budgetting
The trees survey was undertaken by Bawden Tree Care, who are Arb Association Approved.
The overall findings are that much more work than was expected was identified.
The focus was on trees that could have a potential impact on public safety.
Immediate focus is being given to work prioritised as:
- Address within 1 month
This includes the following:
|T05||Siler Birch||Remove faulty and deadwood||Fungi on deadwood in crown (Fomitopsis betulina). Faulted limb with decay. Cavity to stem. |
Remove dead wood and faulted limb.
Areal inspection of cavity to stem to confirm extent and any further remedial work
|T32||Common Oak||Remove major deadwood|
|T39||Lombardy Poplar||Fell||Tree is growing over old rotten stump resulting in large cavity to base of stem. Large limb has failed on east side of stem at 8 metres|
|T40||Lombardy Poplar||Fell||Signs of shear crack to base of stem. Metal ring round base of stem is restricting growth and starting to become occluded in places|
|T46||Common Hornbeam||Fell||Dead with snapped top in crown. Over path.|
|T48||Common Ash||Fell||Ash Dieback. Large failed section resting butt in the air against stem, over path.|
|T49||Sycamore||Remove suspended or broken branches|
The full detail can be viewed in the Tree Report below.
The report also includes recommendations to fell a further 7 ash trees and a group of stems that are classified as 1 tree over the coming months.
There are a few more actions recommended, such as crown reduction, crown clearing, removal of ivy and further inspections.
No action is required to 40 trees.