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Press Release

Thursday 14 March 2013

Dangerous trees threatening nearby houses to be removed

After consulting its tree experts, and residents, Fareham Borough Council will be removing three trees in Frosthole Close, Fareham, which could cause damage to nearby houses.

The two oaks and one hawthorn will be removed by our tree surgeons over the next two weeks.

Removing healthy trees is a last resort for the Council, but root and soil samples which were taken, showed they could lead to subsidence if left.  As owner of the trees Fareham Borough Council would be liable to cover the cost of any damage they may cause to properties in the future.

Three field maples will be planted in their place during the next planting season, towards the end of this year. This species has been chosen because of the low risk they pose to building structures with their roots. They will be planted on the same area of open space but further away from the affected homes.

Councillor Keith Evans, Executive Spokesman for Strategic Planning and Environment, said:

"It is always sad to have to remove trees, and where possible we try to avoid it. These three trees will regrettably need to be felled to avoid further subsidence damage to the nearby property in Inverness Avenue. We will be putting the arrangements in place for these trees to be felled during the coming few weeks.

I'm pleased to say we will be replacing these trees on the open space in Frosthole Close. We have chosen ones which are known to be less damaging to properties and these will be planted later in the year."

 

ENDS

 

Editor's notes

For Further Information Contact:

Lorna Tipper, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824302

fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

 

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