Decaying trees face the chop on Bancroft Gardens


TWO decaying trees will be removed from Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon next week.
Two independent tree surveys have identified two Common Lime trees, near the Swan Fountain, to be a risk and require removal.

The tree works will be carried out in partnership with Warwickshire County Council’s Forestry team and is expected to last for two to three days, weather permitting. The footpath nearest the trees will be closed for the duration of the works with a diversion route in place.

Replacement planting of two similar semi-mature trees will be carried out immediately afterwards in the same location.

Weather permitting, the works are due to start on Monday 10th December.

Cllr Mike Brain, services for the community portfolio said: “The district council regularly inspects all trees on land it owns to monitor their health. Ongoing works have found significant decay in both these trees and sadly the only course of action is to remove them. However, the trees will be immediately replaced with semi-mature trees in the same location.”

The district council apologises in advance for any inconvenience the works may cause.