Three trees that are dead or dying in the centre of Aylesham are to be felled next week – but new ones will be planted by local schoolchildren.
Aylesham Parish Council has responsibility for the trees located in Market Square and a recent survey confirmed three were severely decayed and would need to be removed. If left untended, they could become dangerous to passers by and might eventually collapse. A contractor will carry out the work beginning on Monday 1 August, subject to weather conditions.
Other trees which are still in good health will remain.
“The trees have brought a leafy ambience to the centre of the village for many years,” said parish council Chairman Jo Cartledge. “The parish council and many residents are understandably sorry to see them go.
“Children from the two village primary schools will be invited to take part in the replanting when the time is right to do so. We hope the new trees will be able to flourish and in time, restore the green vista of the area.”
The report detailing the condition of the Horse Chestnuts in the Market Square can be found HERE
For further information contact Aylesham Parish Council via Ayleshamparishcouncil@btinternet.com or call 01304 840377. Councillors are available for drop in surgeries at Aylesham House on Friday mornings from 10am -12noon (no surgeries on 19th or 26th August).
Or from Nick Evans, Dover District Council PR & Communications Officer, Aylesham Garden Village, via Nick.Evans@dover.gov.uk or call 07790 579169.
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