Tree Maintenance Works
Ards and North Down Borough Council uses a proactive approach in the management of its tree stock. We engage an expert consultant to periodically carry out full inspection surveys for each of our sites, to assess the risk of significant harm from a tree or branch fall. The inspection surveys often recommended a number of trees to be felled and pruned.
Upcoming Tree Maintenance Works
- Tree works are to commence in Ballymenoch Park, Holywood on Wednesday 29 March 2023. These works will remove a high-risk leaning tree, for health and safety reasons the playpark and car park must be closed to facilitate the felling.
*High Risk means that these are trees are showing signs of decay, making them highly likely to fall and potentially cause severe injury to a member of the public or damage property.
The Council undertakes to replace trees in numbers in excess of those that need to be felled and has an annual tree-planting programme which sees many trees of both native and interesting varieties planted over each Autumn/Winter season. For example, our STAND4TREES initiative aims to plant a tree for every person in the Borough, that is approximately 160,000 trees. Through planting season 2021-2022 in excess of 12,000 new trees were planting in the borough.
For more information on the councils STAND4TREES strategy please visit STAND4TREES | Ards and North Down Borough Council or email ANDparks@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
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