Posted: Tue 1st Mar 2016

A dozen diseased trees to be removed at entry point to Newbridge Fields /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2016

Several diseased trees are to be removed at a popular entrance point to Newbridge Fields in Bridgend. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Around a dozen Elm trees that are suffering from the ongoing effects of Dutch Elm disease need to be removed from the area near the steps that lead up from the fields to Glanogwr Road, as well as one large Poplar tree. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The work will start on Monday 7 March and will involve the steps and ramp being closed at times for safety reasons during the ten to 15 working days it will take to complete the work. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In addition to the trees that need to be removed due to concerns over their future safety, a number of other mature trees in the area will have maintenance work carried out on them to remove dead, low growing and crossing branches. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Hywel Williams, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “This work will be carried out as quickly as possible to reduce any inconvenience for local residents and pedestrians who use this route into Newbridge Fields. A number of these trees will present a risk to users of the path if this work is not carried out soon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It is also important to do this now before the bird nesting season. Replacement trees will be planted in this area in due course.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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