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Replanting for the Quayside and Druitt Gardens

The Town Council took delivery today of specimen trees for replanting across two of its open spaces. Christchurch Quay has lost some of its Willow trees due to past inclement weather. Other trees have been sensitively managed following a conservation area tree works planning consent and felled where disease and potential risk of failure have been identified. The Quay today took delivery of 4 specimen size Common Alders, 2 specimen size Pedunculate Oak Trees, and 2 specimen size Chanticleer Pear Trees.

Druitt Gardens has also suffered from inclement weather and saw the loss of trees through failure and disease. The Town Council also had tree works consent granted for the felling of a Holm Oak which was showing signs of root-plate heave posing danger to users of the Creedy Path. Druitt Gardens took delivery today of 6 Oak Trees (Quercus Robur).

The pictures show the Chairman of the Council’s Community Committee and Deputy Mayor of Christchurch Cllr Avril Coulton with Friends of Druitt Gardens volunteer Mr. Peter Fenning, alongside the Council’s contractors Mark Hooper Tree Care.