Tree felling set to start

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A TREE survey, which will see a number trees cut down in Sudbury, is due to begin in the coming weeks.

The work will be carried out as part of Babergh District Council’s district-wide programme, with trees in Waldingfield Road, Cavendish Way and Friars Meadow among those affected.

During the survey, which will start on August 3, trees in poor or dangerous condition will be removed and replaced during the next planting season.

Trees will be felled in areas of overcrowding – where they are growing too close together – but in these cases it is deemed “counter-productive” to replace the trees.

David Pizzey, Babergh’s aboricultural officer, said: “As part of our systematic tree inspection, maintenance and surgery regime, a detailed examination of each tree in question has been carried out.

“The scheme is designed to remove problem trees, allow other trees space to develop, undertake basic maintenance needs and enhance the overall quality of trees across the district.”

Maps of the areas where work is planned are available to view at Babergh’s offices in Hadleigh.