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Beech tree to be felled in city park due to fungal infection
6:10pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
A beech tree is to be felled as part of essential work being carried out by Worcester City Council .
The beech in the city’s Fort Royal Park will be removed this autumn as it is in a state of serious decline and has a fungal infection.
A council spokesman said a replacement tree of similar species will be planted in the future close to the original location. Other essential work being carred out includes the pollarding of willow trees in Cripplegate and Gheluvelt parks.
Work started last week to secure the long-term future of a contorted willow tree in Cripplegate Park.
A branch recently fell from the tree and the work is necessary to reduce the risk of future falling branches.
In Gheluvelt Park, workers will carry out a high pollard on the willow next to the pond during which the main branch structure will be completely removed leaving just the main stem and scaffold branches.
The works are necessary because the tree has a fungal infection and an internal crack running through the centre of the main stem.