Posted: Fri 9th Feb 2024

Protected Lime Tree in Blaenavon to be Felled Due to Safety Concerns /

A PROTECTED lime tree in the garden of a house in Blaenavon is to be chopped down on safety grounds. 
Though there is a tree protection order in place on the tree at a house named Fairbanks, in The Park, a report said it has a “large cavity with decay” at its base which extends over 40 per cent of the trunk and recommended it be felled in the interests of public safety. 
A report said the tree posed a danger to a neighbouring home, named Alpha. 
Torfaen Borough Council’s tree officer said they were satisfied with the report and applicant Sarah Rayner’s suggested replacement tree, a field maple, is acceptable. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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