Diseased trees at primary school to be cut down over safety concerns

Some 21 trees at the site will also be maintained.

Diseased trees at Bridge of Weir Primary School to be cut down by Renfrewshire Council over safety concerns Google Maps

Three diseased trees within the grounds of Bridge of Weir Primary School will be cut down for safety reasons after Renfrewshire Council approved the move.

The local authority has granted permission for works on Warlock Road, which also involve reducing the stems of three trees in poor condition and maintaining 21 trees through crown lifting, pruning and removal of dead wood.

This has been recommended after an inspection by a professional tree surgeon.

A report explaining the decision said a wild cherry tree and two sycamore trees – which form part of an established woodland covered by a tree preservation order (TPO) – will be felled as part of the proposals.

The report said: “The information submitted in support of the application has recommended removal of these trees as they pose a danger in their current state and located within the school grounds it is essential that they are made safe.”

Meanwhile, the three trees which are to be reduced include a birch, Norway maple and goat willow.

The report added: “I am satisfied that the removal of the trees is necessary in the interests of safety and the other works are necessary to properly maintain the remaining trees without notable adverse effects on their form while preventing damage to infrastructure.

“In conclusion, the tree works will not adversely affect the integrity of the TPO at Warlock Road and the proposals are found to comply with the relevant policies and guidance.

“It is therefore recommended that this application should be granted.”

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