The Maryburgh Community Woodland Group have now arranged with a local Tree Surgeon to have some trees felled shortly. These trees were identified by the Tree Safety Survey carried out in November. The survey identified groups of trees that posed the greatest risk to anyone using the woodland. For safety reasons this group of trees need to be felled by the 22 May 2023 before someone is injured.
The tree surgeon, Simon Logan, Conon Bridge has agreed to remove these trees by the deadline identified by the Safety Survey and approved by the Highland Council. The plan is to have the trees removed on or before the Friday 19th May 2023, depending on the workload of the tree surgeon.
Trees to be Felled
The first group of trees to be felled are three windblown trees. Two Scots pine and one semi mature spruce (501 on Tree Safety Survey map). These trees are leaning to the East over a central woodland path and resting in neighbouring trees to the East.
The second group is further south along the old Brahan drive and consists of three stems of a Downy Birch and is windblown at the roots (502 on Tree Safety Survey map). The tree is leaning to the East towards and alongside the drive. It is caught up and has damaged neighbouring trees to the East. There is the potential to damage more trees if further disturbance occurs at the roots.
Update of Progress
The two groups of trees causing a danger in the woodland have now been safely felled.
The Maryburgh Community Woodland Group would like to thank Simon Logan and his team for the efficient and safe work of removing the dangerous trees.
We would also like to thank the members of Maryburgh Community who helped by avoiding the woodland altogether or by keeping a safe distance while the work was in progress.