Future of Welwyn Garden City poplars step closer

THE public has come one step closer to triumph in the decision for the future of hundreds of trees at a WGC beauty spot. At a Welwyn Hatfield Council meeting last night (Thursday) the wishes of nearly 200 residents who took part in the Stanborough Park consultation were discussed.

THE public has come one step closer to triumph in the decision for the future of hundreds of trees at a WGC beauty spot.

At a Welwyn Hatfield Council meeting last night (Thursday) the wishes of nearly 200 residents who took part in the Stanborough Park consultation were discussed.

Final recommendations for the south car park - in which 195 Lombardy poplar trees were felled over safety fears in November - are...

To fill space with a mixed scheme of native wide crowned trees (eg oak, hornbeam and birch), interspersed with Lombardy poplars.


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For the 428 trees in the north car park the final recommendations are...

To phase the trees in three blocks (every five years starting in 2010).

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These trees will be replanted with the same trees as the south car park so the two areas reflect one cohesive area.

For more on this story read next Wednesday's Welwyn & Hatfield Times.

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