Ancient landmark trees in a Somerset cemetery are to undergo surgery to prolong their lives.
About 50 trees stand in St Mary's Old Cemetery in Taunton, including mature Cedars of Lebanon some of which are believed to be up to two centuries old.
Dead wood is to be removed and overhanging branches pruned to lengthen their lifespan and protect the public.
Some will be fitted with expandable cable braces to help them withstand severe weather.
Only one tree - a Lawson Cypress - is earmarked for felling at this stage.
"These trees add ambience and are of major environmental value to St Mary's Old Cemetery," said a council spokesman.
"We believe that some are up to 200 years old and we want to protect them as much as we can.
"We will also be planting new trees to provide the next generation of cedars for the cemetery. They are, after all, a landmark in Taunton."