Ash Dieback Project- A message from Gloucestershire County Council

Ash Dieback Project- A message from Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council have launch the Ash Dieback Project to start to tackle the effects of Ash Dieback within the county. The immediate concern is to protect users of the Highway and County Council land from the danger posed by numerous dying trees. The general consensus currently is that up to 95% of ash trees in the UK may eventually become affected by the disease.

Ash dieback damages tree's limbs and causes them to become unsafe. These diseased trees have an increased risk of collapsing which can be dangerous, especially if they fall on a road. Our crews are carrying out essential work around the county to remove the unsafe trees that are infected with ash dieback.

Privately owned ash trees that are within falling distance of the highway and are considered to be an imminent risk to highway users will be identified, we will write to the landowners advising them of their responsibility and required action to be taken within a stipulated time period.

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:52 by Joanna Noles

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