Council tells landowners to check their trees

LANDOWNERS around Alcester with trees growing next to public roads and properties are being asked to check them, after high winds were experienced across the country last week.

Ken Simons, Warwickshire County Council’s forestry officer, said: “The winds caused a number of tree related incidents across Warwickshire. These ranged from large mature trees to small dead trees from hedgerows falling onto the highway, stationary cars and property.

“The event was unusual due to the direction from which the wind originated, together with rain and the fact that many trees had only just lost their leaves.”

Tree owners are being asked to regularly check the integrity of their trees, especially after extreme weather events, and if they feel unsure, to seek professional advice from a suitably qualified arboriculturalist or forester.

Warwickshire County Council is also available to provide advice to landowners by calling 01926 736490, although there is usually a charge for the service.

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