Horse Chestnut tree on Minchens Corner

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Hampshire County Council's arboriculture specialists have informed us that unfortunately it will be necessary to fell the large Horse Chestnut on the green at the junction of Minchens Lane and The Street, near The Granary, for highway safety under the Highways Act (1980).  Investigations of the stem base last summer, and again a few weeks ago, indicate there is a significant area of decay in the stem base. This is increasing and the County's arboricultural team do not feel that a moderately heavy crown reduction on this tree would yield satisfactory results, leaving removal and replanting as the only viable option.

The work is planned to take place on 28th January between 9am and 3pm. SSE will need to organise a power shutdown to enable contractors to carry out these works and any residents affected by this have been written to.

Along with other planned planting schemes throughout the village, they are planning for a replacement tree to be planted in this winter's planting season.

A local photographer visited the tree before it was felled and has allowed us to put some photos on our Bramley, Hampshire facebook page: click here to see the stunning photos 

 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017