Oak Trees At David Wilson Site
For more than 2 years the Parish Council have been concerned about 5 mature oak trees on the David Wilson site – the attached picture of one of the trees was brought to the attention of the SMBC Tree Officer in March 2016 – the trees were effectively being allowed to drown and die. The adoption process by SMBC has now brought this to the fore and, unfortunately, 2 of the trees have been so badly damaged during the construction of the new development that they are dying due to water damage and are now earmarked for felling. The other 3 will be seasonally dead wooded to encourage new healthy growth.
David Wilson have been requested to replace the 2 trees to be felled with semi mature oaks – which should establish a surface root system, and so would not be suffocated in the same way. SMBC have warned David Wilson that they may have to provide semi mature replacements for all 5 trees if necessary.