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Two Winckley Square trees to be cut down

Posted on - 4th January, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Wildlife and Conservation
Winckley Square gardens

Winckley Square gardens

Two trees on Winckley Square are set to be cut down by Preston City Council.

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A beech tree and a sycamore tree at the entrance opposite Cross Street and near the Sir Robert Peel statue are to be removed.

A report to the city council’s planning committee said the beech tree was suffering symptoms of fungal diseases.

The sycamore tree has 50 per cent dieback through its canopy and is in a poor condition.

Both trees pose a health and safety risk to the public due to their close proximity to the entrance of the Square gardens.

Permission to cut down the two trees is expected to be granted at the city council’s planning committee on Monday 12 January.

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