Tree protection for Davenham oak trees

Oak trees will be protected under the new order.

Oak trees will be protected under the new order.

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OAK trees that edge a Davenham field will be protected for the future.

Davenham Parish Council has been lobbying for Tree Protection Orders (TPOs) to be placed on the oaks surrounding Butchers Stile field.

The council has now heard from Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) that it will proceed with the application.

CWAC has suggested that one of the trees is dead and should be crowned and left as wildlife habitat while another may need pruning as it is overhanging a neighbouring garden.

Clr David Ravenscroft, Davenham Parish Council’s tree expert, agreed that the overhanging branches could be pruned but argued that the ‘dead’ tree was still healthy.

“It’s just an old oak tree, there’s nothing wrong with it so I suggest we should just leave it,” he said.

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