Concerns raised over Brocket Hall tree felling

PUBLISHED: 16:49 26 March 2016

Brocket Hall estate

Brocket Hall estate


Concerns have been raised about trees being felled on the Brocket Hall estate.

Brocket Hall estateBrocket Hall estate

One golfer, who has enjoyed the idyllic fairways for many years, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I’m extremely upset and annoyed that there’s a continual cutting of trees on the estate.

“Dozens of members have expressed the same view.

“The other week they cut down these huge conifer trees that have been there from the fifties.

“Big trees have been taken down in the last year or so.

“Willows were taken down last year.”

A council spokeswoman said: “We’ve looked into this and there are no Tree Preservation Orders in the area, so Brocket Hall would not require consent from the council to carry out works to their trees.

“If they are felling a lot of trees, they may need a felling licence from the Forestry Commission, but we would not be involved with this.”

No-one was available to comment from Brocket Hall, despite messages left for a response by the WHT.

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