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Trees to be cut down for safety
Fallen tree
Two trees in fell down in Saumarez Park in July 2005
Trees in a Guernsey park are to be cut down for safety reasons.

The Environment Department has been carrying out maintenance work in Saumarez Park and has decided that three trees need to go.

A pine, a turkey oak, and a beech tree will all be felled by the end of the week. All of them are dead or dying.

There has been concern about the safety of trees in the park since two oak trees fell near the children's playground and a car park in 2005.

The work, starting on Thursday, will mean the park's rear car park will be closed.

None of the trees will be replaced immediately, as the department wants to identify the best location and species before planting anything.

Two turkey oak trees in fell down in Saumarez Park in July 2005, one while a nearby playground was in use, narrowly missing children and parents.


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