Benenden Village Trust had made an application for tree work to be carried out on trees at Benenden Recreation Ground which were protected by Tree Preservation Orders.
The Tree Officer at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, working with Advanced Tree Solutions, has looked at the trees and granted the following permission :
Within the Playground – to reduce the large oak and thin the smaller oak.
On the Recreation Ground – to fell the chestnut tree. It is with regret that the Trust has to take this course of action, in the interests of health and safety, and there was little that could be done to save the dying tree. In due course another tree will be planted in this position and work carried out to retain a stump of the chestnut tree.
Advanced Tree Solutions will be carrying out the work on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February. Playground and recreation ground users are asked to take extra care whilst the work is taking place and keep away from the trees.