The council is about to remove 13 trees from various sites in the ward (detailed below). The Shaftesbury Park Estate certainly seems something of a tree graveyard, and two are being removed from close to my home (one of which I was quite fond of, having rescued it from being a misshapen young sapling).
All the sites will be replanted, but, unfortunately not until the next tree planting season – so they will remain empty for around a year.
The trees, and reasons, are:
- Outside 33-35 Amies Street – tree is 60% dead
- Outside 8 Ashbury Road – tree is 80% dead
- Ashley Cresent, opposite 20 Queenstown Road – tree has dead bark and root decaying fungus
- Outside 128 Dunston Road – three has dead back and root decaying fungus
- Outside 165 Elsley Road – tree is unstable and 60% dead
- Outside 189 Elsley Road – tree is 60% dead
- Outside 71-73 Eversleigh Road – tree is dead and has a heartwood decaying fungus
- Outside 48 Grayshott Road – tree is unstable and has root and trunk decaying fungus
- Outside 19 Holden Road – tree is 50% dead
- Outside 20-22 Kingsley Street – tree is dead
- Outside 2-4 Morrison Street – tree is dead
- Outside 39 Sabine Road – tree has extensive trunk decay
- Opposite 53 Sabine Road – tree is 60% dead
If you know of any other trees in the ward that need attention, or any empty tree bases that need filling, let me know.