Remedial works on trees in Kingswood Local Nature Reserve

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:00

Professional Tree Surgeons are currently giving trees in Kingswood’s Local Nature Reserve the treatment they need, following an Arboricultural Report and the decision to look at and treat all trees throughout Corby’s woodlands.

 

Following the recent report, Wilby Tree Surgeons are currently carrying out necessary works on trees, which have been categorised into two priorities. Priority One requires urgent action and includes:

 

43 trees identified as being in need of removal, remedial works or requiring picus testing to determine the health of the tree. This is to ensure their condition is managed correctly. Of the 43 trees, 9 of those trees require a picus test and only one tree is of a mature age. A picus test is a testing procedure is undertaken by an Arborist with training and experience. The PICUS sonic tomograph is a system that measures the speed of sound travelling across timber therefore testing the integrity of the tree.

 

Priority two requires further work on the trees and will be completed by March 2019.

 

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:

 

“As trees age, there comes a time when they could pose as a risk to residents which is why reports of this nature are carried out. Corby Borough Council takes pride in its woodlands and where possible will always do everything they can to keep trees where they are. However, sadly, where trees are dead, dying or dangerous they do need to be removed for the safety of residents.”

 

For further details please contact Corby Borough Council’s Woodlands Manager Rebecca Jenkins on 01536 464019.

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Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324
Email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018 10:57:49 AM
Review date: Wednesday 8th July 2020 10:55:38 AM