On Monday 21st November works will begin to ensure the long term sustainability of the trees in the Pump Room Gardens. You may already have seen the notices in the gardens!
The work involves felling, pruning, coppicing and removing dead branches from trees. The felling of trees is being done with great sensitivity and has been subject to strict planning requirements.
While newly pruned and coppiced trees may look rather bare to begin with, they will regrow over time and the work being done now will lengthen their lifespan.
Twenty five new trees will be planted, not on the riverbank, but elsewhere in the gardens to ensure that there are mature trees for future generations to enjoy.
Councillor Dave Shilton said, ‘It’s great to see that work is starting on the Heritage Lottery Funded Pump Room Gardens restoration. The tree works are just the first step in a project that will benefit the whole community.’