Council replaces 10 trees felled with 11 saplings.
We are planting 11 new trees on Headley Way. These will replace 10 trees highlighted as threat to public health and safety during a recent survey.
Headley Way residents have all received a letter explaining the process and the trees to be felled have each been identified with clear and apparent notices.
Since April last year, Headley Way Resident Group-Talking Trees has been fully involved in all discussions about the need to fell the trees. Having developed a close ongoing relationship with ODS, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council, the group will be helping to care for the trees for the next three years.
Nigel Chapman, Oxford City Council’s cabinet member for customer focused services, holds responsibility for ODS.
He said: “It is important to replace trees that have to be removed. The trees to be felled present a real risk to the safety of all those in Headley Way. Through consultation and cooperation, the area will now benefit form 11 healthy new trees when the existing 10 are felled to prevent risk to public health.”