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Pub garden trees could be given the chop

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 21, 2014

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MORE than 20 trees could be axed in a pub’s rear garden, after plans were submitted.

Mr I TTalib has applied to East Staffordshire Borough Council for permission to chop down 24 trees in the rear garden of The Appleby, in Green Street, Burton.

If given the go-ahead, various species will be for chop, including 13 leylandii conifers, one cotoneaster, two mature Sycamores, three self-set Sycamores, three self-set Elder, two Norway Maps and one Ash tree.

Peter Eastaugh, of Greenman Arboricultural Tree Surveys and Consultancy acting as agent to the applicant said some trees in question were either of poor quality, suppressing other species or infected.

He said in the application: “The rear garden contains a number of poor quality self set and planted trees.

“The mature sycamore are ivy clad and of poor structural quality, offering little amenity value, with one showing signs of infection.

“They are suppressing the existing trees planted as part of landscaping around the edge of the car park.”

“I would consider that the trees within the site to be of low quality offering little amenity in an area with an already health population of trees.”

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