Trees to be removed in Droitwich

Work to remove five trees near to homes in Droitwich will take place next week.

The Red Oak and Norway Maple trees have been causing ongoing issues for residents living nearby on Park Way for more than five years.

The trees were planted in the wrong place originally. They are unsuitable for the location as they can grow to more than 25 metres in height and spread more than 8 metres.

They could cause the land around them to subside, causing issues for the people living near to them. Three of them are also leaning towards a nearby property.

Work to remove the trees is expected to take place from Monday, 19 October 2020. Wychavon will plant new trees more suited to the area at a later date.

Cllr Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Environment and Street Scene on Wychavon District Council, said: "Removing trees is always a last resort for us. Regrettably, in this case it is the best course of action as these trees have been an ongoing cause of concern for us and nearby residents.

"We will make sure we plant new trees that are more suitable for the location as soon as possible." 

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