Work commences on Queens Park trees next Tuesday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 2 September 2020

CONTRACTORS are set to start work next Tuesday in Queens Park where they will clear the site of a fallen tree which was struck by a storm last month back in August.

The on-site operative at the park with the storm-hit tree (Supplied by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to the Hinckley Free Press)

The tree was hit back on 12 August, the tree canopy was removed and the root plate was made safe by an on-site operative. During this time, the area was cordoned off to the public.

Trees are inspected routinely after storms. Other branches that have been hit by the storm since have also been removed from the park grounds.

Clearance of the fallen lime tree trunks will take place next Tuesday on Tuesday 8 September, height reduction of a lime tree near to Clarendon Road, and the felling of a sycamore tree on the park grounds.

The felling of the sycamore tree on the main avenue was decided following recent necessary testing for basal decay.

Stumps of fallen and felled trees will be ground out. Next Winter, replacement trees are set to be planted in the park.

The Borough Council’s Arboriculture Team are now being supported by local contractors, who are helping complete the programmed tree works.

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