Unsafe trees in dog walking area to be removed

Published Thursday 12 April 2018

A number of decaying trees which pose a serious safety risk are being removed – but will be replaced later in the year.

The diseased or decaying silver maple trees, along the dog walking area in Welland Park in Market Harborough, will be removed after they were declared unsafe by an independent tree survey.

Harborough District Council will carry out the works to six trees during the week beginning 23 April 2018. Parts of the dog walk will be closed during the work.

A re-planting scheme is being finalised and will be undertaken later in the year.

Cllr Jonathan Bateman, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for Environment and Regulatory Services said: “Sadly these trees have been declared unsafe and, in light of the recent storms, we have no option but to remove these for safety reasons.  I am pleased however that they will be replaced with semi-mature trees due to be planted at an appropriate time of year.”

Signs have been placed at Welland Park to let people know about the trees works.