Tree to be removed on safety grounds

A tree is being removed on safety grounds to prevent it toppling on to nearby homes in St Peter's Close in Evesham.

The horse chestnut tree has been identified as suffering from excessive bleeding canker, that will eventually make it unsafe and cause it to fall over.

Cankers are an infection of the bark of trees caused by various fungus. Symptoms include a reddish-brown fluid oozing from cracks in the bark.

Work to remove the tree will take place next week. At the same time, several other trees will be trimmed back to stop them causing issues with BT telephone wires.

Cllr Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Environment and Street Scene on Wychavon District Council, said: "We always try to avoid removing trees if we can but in this case there is no other option and work must be carried out to ensure the safety of nearby residents and avoid damage to properties."

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