The felling of the five mature willow trees around the pond began today.

Thank you to Special Branch – the contractors carrying out the work & to the owner and tenants of the neighbouring field who have allowed access to the back of the pond to make the felling easier.

Work will only take a couple of days after which the felled wood will be chipped and taken off site,

As well as the five willows, a number of other dead trees, some stumps and a few bits of overgrown laurel will be removed.

This is only the first stage of the process to improve the pond overall. Later in the year new planting of sympathetic, appropriate and native trees will take place.

Photos from day 1 of tree felling:

tree felling in progress