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Trees to tower over town centre
Trees that can grow up to 20m (66ft) are to be planted in eight sites across a Berkshire town.

The trees, which are already 12m (40ft) tall, are due to arrive shortly in Slough and will be planted in January, depending on the weather.

The sites were mostly chosen by local people at an event earlier this year.

The trees, which will be guy-roped for support and will have a fence around them, will replace a cedar that had to be felled near the town's Tesco store.

'Sheer size'

The eight sites where trees will be planted include the area south of the bowling green at Salt Hill Park; by the walled garden at Baylis Park; at the centre of the rose borders at Cippenham Recreation Ground and Cippenham Village Green.

Trees will also be planted close to the junction with Cippenham Lane at Richards Way; near to the junction of Quaves Road at Upton Court Park; near the entrance of Rochford Gardens and at Springate Field in Langley.

Bo Walsh, Slough Borough Council's community tree officer, said: "Because of their sheer size the sites chosen for planting needed to be accessible as well as able to support such a large tree."

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