Trees identified as dangerous to be felled

Published Tuesday 23 February 2016

Three horse chestnut trees, located in a park in Market Harborough, need urgent works after a report deemed them dangerous.

Harborough District Council is required to fell at least two of the three trees in Little Bowden Recreation Ground – including one near a school.

An independent assessment found that the trees are diseased and have cracked branches which could pose a risk to school children and users of the park.

It is hoped one of the trees can be saved by cutting back some of the affected branches.

Any felled trees will be replaced – likely with established English Oak trees.

The works are set to be carried out week commencing 22 February.