Diseased Trees to be felled at Gore Cross Green

Horse Chestnuts across the UK  are suffering from a disease which was reported in the Press last year:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/17/conkers-could-vanish-from-britain-within-15-years-as-horse-chest/

Bradpole Parish Council has been monitoring diseased mature Horse Chestnut Trees at Gore Cross Green over the past couple of years in the hope that they would recover but sadly this has not proved to be the case.

Some of the diseased horse Chestnuts which are to be felled

A professional tree surgeon’s report received this month has recommended that 6 trees should be felled as they have the potential of being a danger to the public. This is particularly sad for us all as these trees were developing into fine mature trees that enhance the Green’s perimeter.

Nevertheless as they are in a public area the Parish Council is required to take the appropriate action in the interests of public safety.

Over the coming weeks work will be undertaken to fell these trees. Please ensure that all persons keep clear of the area of work when this commences.

WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN A BRANCH BREAK OFF SO PLEASE ENSURE THAT EVERYONE, PARTICULARLY CHILDREN,  KEEP CLEAR OF THE TREES. A WARNING SIGN HAS BEEN POSTED ON GORE CROSS GREEN TO THIS EFFECT.

Once this work has been completed your Parish Council will be taking professional advice on the species of trees which can be planted as replacements for the long-term future of this protected Green Space.

Bradpole Parish Council working for the Bradpole Civil Parish Community

BPC Aug 2017