25th Feb, 2021

Work to remove 'problematic' trees in Droitwich to begin on Monday

WORK TO remove five trees close to homes in Droitwich will be undertaken from Monday, October 19.

The red oak and Norway maple trees have been causing ongoing issues for residents living near Park Way for more than five years.

The trees were planted in the wrong place originally and are unsuitable for the location as they can grow to more than 25m tall and spread more than 8m wide.

There are fears land around them could subside, causing issues for properties and three of them are also leaning.

Wychavon will plant new trees more suited to the area at a later date.

Coun Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Environment and Street Scene on Wychavon District Council, said: “Removing trees is always a last resort for us.

“Regrettably, in this case it is the best course of action as these trees have been an ongoing cause of concern for us and nearby residents.

“We will make sure we plant new trees that are more suitable for the location as soon as possible.”

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