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Tree Works – Kearsney Abbey

Works are underway to remove a number of trees in Kearsney Abbey under the expert guidance of ecologists.  The trees are being felled now to avoid disturbing nesting birds and whilst the trees are not in leaf. 

The primary reason for the works is to remove diseased and damaged trees which pose a risk to the public.  These trees were identified as being at a high risk in an extensive arboricultural survey of the park.  Problems include fungal staining, bleeding canker and main stem decay.  It is the intention to replace any trees removed as part of this process. 

In addition, some trees are being felled as part of the Kearsney Parks project, outside of the general park maintenance programme.  The aim is to restore the original landscape design of the park, and to remove trees that risk damaging the wider park setting, such as the culverts and lake.  The plans to remove these largely self-seeded trees formed part of the extensive consultation undertaken on the Kearsney Parks project.

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