Urgent tree works to remove a failing Pinus pinaster (Maritime pine) will take place between 7.00 am - 2.00 pm on Thursday, 9 October 2019 near Belvedere Amphitheatre, within the Sandstone Ridge woodland.
The tree has been monitored for several years due to terminal decline as part of the normal lifecycle of a tree. There will be no road closures associated with these works. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted around the works.
We work hard to keep our 15,000 trees healthy and beautiful by maintaining our trees, planting new trees and only removing trees when required or necessary.
We receive many questions about trees that are felled or removed despite ‘appearing healthy’ on the outside. But what many people do not know is that trees, like humans, are susceptible to a large and diverse range of health issues and structural defects.
Eventually a tree may need to be removed once other tree management strategies become insufficient for public safety or sustaining the health of a tree.
To find out more about how we manage our trees please read our Tree Master Plan here and read our blog on the life cycle of a tree here.