Tree safety works underway

The Trust's tree safety work for this winter has begun around the Malvern Hills and Commons.

Following safety recommendations from an independent arboriculturalist, the Trust's Field Staff and contractors will be carrying out essential work on trees over the next 2 months.

Each year, a third of trees on the Trust's land next to properties and roads are surveyed to identify any potential risks.  This year the Jubilee Drive area, Wells Road and Castlemorton Common were among the areas surveyed and tree management will be carried out in these locations where required.

Recommendations in the tree safety report include the removal of dead branches from trees, pruning, and, in some faces, felling.  Any trees that are recommended to be felled that are notable or are part of an avenue will be replaced with new saplings to ensure the characteristic avenues and landscapes are maintained.  

Trees within the sub-urban landscape also provide a number of environmental and health benefits including reducing noise pollution, providing wildlife habitats and improving air quality.  Replacing trees, where appropriate, will ensure that future generations also benefit from their presence in the landscape.

Relevant permissions have been sought from Malvern Hills District Council and Herefordshire Council for trees within Malvern's conservation Areas and for those with a Tree Preservation Order.

More information on how the Trust cares for and manages trees near to properties and highways can be found in our tree policies.