Landmark trees near war memorial in Mangotsfield to be felled

Landmark trees in Mangotsfield will be felled later this year because they have fallen victim to ash dieback.

The trees, including one very large one that is estimated to be more than 100 years old, are in Alec Large Park near the war memorial.

Local councillor Michael Bell said the sad news was given to Mangotsfield Residents’ Association by South Gloucestershire Council tree officers, and the felling is expected to start before November.

He said: “Replacement saplings of a different type of tree will be planted to replace them.”

Ash dieback is a national problem, with ash trees across the country being hit hard by the disease which has spread throughout Europe in recent years.

Thanks to Cllr Bell for the photo.

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