Tree maintenance work set to take place at Victoria Park will allow the award-winning park to continue to flourish as a well-loved outdoor space.
On Monday 28 November work will begin on 18 trees, including the removal of ten dead and decaying trees such as a diseased and decayed Horse Chestnut tree, which if left would become so heavy that the wood would not be able to support its weight.
Other work will see the removal of a Willow tree due to the roots lifting the pavement on Bristol Road. There will also be a programme of pruning and removal of dead wood throughout the park which will encourage new growth in the years to come.
Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says
“Residents who live nearby and visitors to the park will soon notice work being carried out to a number of trees which are in much need of some attention. All trees are monitored by our tree officer and this programme is part of important maintenance to ensure that the park and its beautiful trees can continue to thrive.”
The resulting wood chips will be taken to be used in council allotments and the timber will be responsibly recycled by the contractor. Of the 12 trees to be removed, there are six potential replanting locations which will be considered in the coming warmer months.
Friends of Victoria Park and Long Eaton Natural History Society have been consulted on the work and notices have been put up around the park.