Members of Corby Borough Council’s One Corby Policy Committee have come to decisions based around the ongoing management of trees at East Carlton Country Park.
An Arboricultural Report was recently undertaken at the Country Park in Corby to inspect 500 trees within high footfall areas; this identified the tree number, species, its size, age and condition. As a result of this inspection, they were able to identify any issues and recommendations for the future management of the trees. These results were discussed by members at last night’s (Tuesday 6th February) meeting.
The recommendations were then prioritised under the urgency of the work required.
Priority 1 includes 13 trees identified as being in need of immediate removal or remedial works. Also under priority 1, a further 24 trees are requiring further testing to determine the health of the tree which will then determine if subsequent remedial or felling works are required.
Priority 2 works include 7 trees identified as being in need of removal, 77 requiring remedial works and a further 6 trees requiring further testing to determine health which will then establish whether any further work is required.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:
“Following last night’s meeting, there is sadly the need for some trees at East Carlton Country Park to be felled due to them being dead, dying or dangerous. Although this is disappointing, the safety of the park’s visitors is the Council’s priority and we hope that residents understand the importance of this decision.”
Members of the committee have now authorised Priority 1 works to be completed by the end of February 2018 and Priority 2 by October 2018. This work will be undertaken by approved contractors.
For further details please contact Corby Borough Council’s Woodlands Manager Rebecca Jenkins on 01536 464019.