Important tree works will begin in Kingswood Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on Monday 15th February following a borough-wide survey requested by Corby Borough Council.
The tree survey was carried out in 2019 to determine the condition of all trees in high footfall areas within Kingswood LNR, West Glebe and Hazel and Thoroughsale Woods in Corby.
The purpose of the survey was as follows:
- Make a visual appraisal of the overall condition of the trees;
- Identify potential hazards and establish severity;
- Make recommendations for remedial work; and
- Ensure duty of care is observed by the tree’s owners and to provide recommendations for any work deemed necessary to prevent failure.
All recommended works, which include felling, pruning, crown reduction and general maintenance will begin this Monday (15th February) by qualified contractor, Brampton Valley Training. All works shall be carried out in accordance with British Standard 3998:2010 ‘Recommendations for Tree Work’ or EU equivalent and will be completed by April 2021.
The work due to be carried out is set to greatly improve the environment of each of the spaces. The trees identified are either dead, dying or diseased and are therefore a risk to general users.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:
“Following the thorough report carried out, I am pleased that the necessary work will begin this Monday. Sadly, there is a need for some trees to be felled, which we would always try to avoid, however, when a tree is dead, dying or dangerous, we must take the appropriate action in order to keep residents safe.”
Supported through the National Lottery Heritage Fund the essential conservation works are part of the wider Corby Heritage Trail project. This project aims to connect residents and visitors to Corby with our local heritage, both natural and industrial, through a network of fully accessible trails providing green space corridors throughout the borough.
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