VICTORIAN OAK TO BE AXED IN EVINGTON PARK
After standing in a premier position since Victorian times the magnificent oak tree on the lawn in front of Evington House is to be felled.
A recent Leicester City Council survey of the trees in the Park has reported that some of the established trees have disease and internal rot and can no longer be saved.
The Victorian Oak has been slowly declining and the Council have carried out work to help prolong it life, but it has suddenly deteriorated and is now a safety concern.
Sadly this Oak is not the only tree affected. Others include the large Beech on the main path near the Bowling Green, a Beech on the corner of the Cordery Road entrance and two large Ash Trees on the boundary of Cordery Road.
New trees will be planted, but due to soil conditions and possibly contamination, they will not necessarily be in the same positions.
Work has already commenced. Where possible trees have been left at a safe height and they are being kept as standing dead-wood habitats for wild life – the cut wood has been recycled.
For a report on the Council Survey please see Evington Echo online.