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Trees to be removed as safety precaution

Published Friday, 17 August 2012

Enfield Council has announced it will be removing 33 trees from the Bush Hill Park area as a safety precaution after surveys found they were at in an unacceptable stage of deterioration.

The survey was carried out after an apparently healthy tree fell in the area earlier this year. An immediate survey was conducted of trees along the street in question, but the Council decided to widen and bring forward its survey from the winter to reassure residents.

Work will begin to remove the trees as quickly as possible and after the work has been carried out, sites for replacement specimens will be identified.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "We have identified a number of trees which have deteriorated beyond an acceptable stage and they need to be removed before they become unsafe.

"We do not want to cut down these trees, but the bottom line is they cannot be saved and we need to remove them before the fall down and potentially injure someone. This is a proactive, sensible and proportionate response and we'll be replacing as many of these specimens as we can with good quality trees to maintain the green and pleasant nature of the area."

Residents who have any questions about the tree removal programme can contact the highways department on 020 8379 1000.

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