Old trees to come down at Auchmuty High School
Archived news: published on Monday 04 Jun 2012 by Fife Council
BUILDING work at the new Auchmuty High School is progressing rapidly and the structural work is almost completed.
The next stage of the work will involve the removal of a number of trees which run alongside the Queensway. The trees are mature poplars which currently border the school playing fields but need to be removed as they have been found to be unsafe.
The poplars are very tall and the roots are not well-enough established to support this height. In high winds there would be a real risk of the trees blowing over proving a danger to road users.
Property Service Manager Alan Paul expressed regret that the trees had to go but gave a reassurance that more trees would be planted to replace these.
He said: “No-one likes to have to cut down trees but it has been made clear to us that these trees may no longer be safe if we were to experience a repeat of the high winds from earlier this year”.
“Once the trees have gone the ground will be prepared ready for new trees to be planted as part of our landscaping work around the new building.”
For more information contactSantosh Thota, Project Manager
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 65 12 Contact Santosh Thota online
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