Eight trees felled in Stroud Green, Newbury

imageA few weeks ago I noticed tree surgeons testing the trees on Stroud Green using advanced equipment.

This week certain of the trees have been felled. Above is my photo of one of the trees being carted off.

The rationale behind this operation is found in the minutes of Greenham Parish Council’s meeting on14th May:

During recent high winds a poplar tree fell across Racecourse Road. On inspection, the core of the tree was found to be rotten although there was no external sign of this. WBC has commissioned a survey of the rest of the trees which looks at their internal structure. Unfortunately 8 of the trees will have to come down as they are substantially decayed inside. The works will be carried out over the next few weeks and mature specimens used to infill the gaps.

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