It is with regret that the Parish Council has been advised to take down the large tree known as a False Acacia, opposite the Co-op on Church Street. Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Tree Preservation Officer was consulted when fungal growth was found at the base of the tree and also to advise on general maintenance pruning. The officer recommended that the Parish Council instruct a specialist company to use Picus Sonic Tomograph Decay Detection to assess the health of the tree and the results were that there “was a higher percentage of damaged / dysfunctional wood than sound wood in the base of the main stem”.
The tree will be cut down to a stump and the stump treated to prevent regrowth. The Borough Preservation Officer has also recommended that the tree is eventually replaced with something smaller.