Borough Council of Wellingborough

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Urgent removal of dangerous trees

Published Thursday, 12 January 2017

After careful consideration Wellingborough Norse has had to remove a number of diseased trees in the town.

This is because of the potential risks over the next few days when high winds and snow are forecast to hit the county. After felling one tree it was evident that the decay was significant enough to justify the removal of others nearby, which were also diseased, to ensure that local people and cars or other property were not put at risk.

The decision to remove trees is never taken lightly, and the council employs a qualified arboricultural consultant who takes whatever action he can to save a tree before making the recommendation to remove it. Budgets for replacement trees are limited, but the council – working with Wellingborough Norse – gives careful consideration to the programming of replacement trees when any that are diseased or dangerous are felled.