Birmingham news Six protected trees could be felled because of 'dieback' PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Four trees are recommended to be felled on Blossomfield Road despite local concern over the loss of an old oak and a horse chestnut
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Residents are unhappy with plans to fell protected trees on Blossomfield Road, Blythewood. The trees, which include one oak, one horse chestnut, one sweet chestnut, and three beeches, are reportedly becoming a safety concern for the public and are in a state of decline. According to planning documents, all of the trees are suffering from varying degrees of dieback, a condition in which trees can die from the tips of their leaves or roots backwards. A Solihull council forestry officer has recommended that four out of the six trees in the vicinity should be felled and replaced to increase safety. These four include the oak, the horse chestnut, the sweet chestnut, and one of the beeches. Two beech trees would remain under the recommendation of the forestry officer. READ MORE: Photos show Kingshurst village centre regeneration as Co-op relocates The oak appears to be in the worst shape out of the six. The forestry officer’s notes say: “The entire canopy has severe canopy dieback with extensive reactive leaf growth showing.
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. This shows that the oak is suffering from stress/terminal shock, which is highly likely to be a result of the change in rooting environment due to the construction of the adjacent parking area.” There have been seven objections from six different households regarding the potential felling of the trees. Many were concerned about the visual impact of losing the trees as they provide a screen from the road, while others believe some remedial work is all that is needed. The trees were brought to the council’s attention in November last year, but no felling took place as the trees needed a full canopy for a proper inspection. It is thought that the trees were damaged during the construction of nearby apartments in 2017. Solihull planning committee will meet on Wednesday, August 10, next week to discuss the matter. The current recommendation from the planning department is a split decision. SURVEY: Would you prefer Boris Johnson to Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss? READ NEXT: Wrong blood given to patients in Birmingham and are mistakes that should never happen Top 15 reasons why pupils have been expelled from schools in Birmingham ‘He’s in the house right now’ - The reality of living in Birmingham’s burglary capital British Paralympian slams lack of accessible parking at Commonwealth Games Mountain of mess seen on Google Earth to be finally removed from Willenhall
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