16th Jan, 2017

Sadness as two large oak trees in Droitwich have to be felled because of rot

TWO large oak trees to the north side of Showell Pond in Droitwich will have to be felled because they are rotting away.

The work, depending on the weather, is due to be carried out by Wychavon District Council this month.

The roots will be left in the ground as removing them could destabilise the bank of the pond.

The trunks will then be cut to fence height as one of the trees is straddled between garden fence panels and cutting them to ground level would disrupt the boundaries.

Lynn Stevens, senior parks and greenspace officer at Wychavon, said “All our mature trees are surveyed on a regular basis and when recently inspected the trees unfortunately were shown to have basal rot.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to fell these trees as we never like to fell a tree unless it is absolutely necessary.

“Trees play such an important role in our eco systems and the general character of our environment, so this is sad news.”