Tree Felling in Priory Wood

6 trees in Priory Wood are to be removed for safety reasons

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Tree Removal from Priory Wood

As you may be aware a major sewer collapsed recently in Priory Wood, just off Riverside Drive. In order for United Utilities to fix the sewer they need to excavate along the western side of priory wood from the recently dug shaft down to Riverside Drive. This excavation will be up to ten metres in depth. Due to the vast amounts of spoil and the size of the plant machinery used the majority of trees in this area will have to be removed. As this is an emergency United Utilities are exempt from applying for consent when cutting down trees to allow repairs to their pipes and other apparatus. The trees will be removed within the next few days and they will have the site inspected beforehand by an ecologist to check for nesting birds. A full replanting scheme is to be submitted to reinstate the site. The stock size used will be whips with the occasional feathered trees. The species will be a mixture of Oak, Beech Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Alder. These will be planted in the area cleared and elsewhere throughout the site to improve the quality of the woodland. Tree & Landscape...

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