We are sad to announce that we have had to agree to fell the large Willow tree in the play ground. It has come to the end of its life span. Tree experts have told us it’s dangerous to keep the current one there as the trunk is losing its strength.
Unfortunately we cannot have a dangerous tree in the play ground with so many children playing underneath it. They are incredibly tempting to climb and we just can’t risk anything happening to our younger community should sudden weaknesses arise in the future.
These trees only last for around 50-70 years, having a shorter life span than many trees, but the good news is they do grow quickly. FoSC plan to replace it with another Willow as soon as we can. They can grow 10 feet a year so within a short few seasons, we hope to have to soft shade covering us throughout the summer months again.
Be assured there are no plans to destroy any healthy trees and FoSC is constantly looking at the future conservation and planning of trees on the common.