Formby Parish Council have issued this press release about the trees in the village.
Formby Chapel Lane
For some time the Parish Council has been working closely with the Tree and Woodland Officers of the Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council to prepare a long term programme of work to maintain the trees in the Village, and to replace those which are dead or dying.
Four trees have already been reduced for replanting.
The chestnut trees have been a feature of Chapel Lane for decades, some were planted long ago, and it is important they are kept in as good a condition as possible.
The FPC has set aside an amount of money, so that when the time comes we could finance new ones. The work will allow the diseased ones to be removed, the tree pits to be emptied and new trees of the right variety will be selected and planted.
The Council is committed to maintaining the ambience in the Village centre. The voluntary work done by parish councillors and their friends and contractors in planting the roundabouts the Memorial Gardens is another part of that work.
It is expected that the replanting will begin before the end of the year, so that the new trees will be ready for next spring.
FPC/12 September 2012
More details can be found on-line here, where a copy of the notice from the Tree and Woodland Officers of the Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council is available.
The work is scheduled to start on Monday 24 September, the contractor will be on site from 6am to 8.30am. The work is expected to take around 10 days.