We have at last managed to achieve funding for the removal of the ash trees on the Village Green.

You will be aware that the reason for this is the existence of ash die-back which is of concern in that this presents a significant safety risk to the public. It is the intention that all of the ash trees will be removed in a one-off exercise. Those trees being removed along the Cuthbertson Burn will be replaced with native species saplings. This is to ensure that the integrity of the banks of the burn is maintained thus avoiding the potential for flooding of the Green and adjacent properties during periods of heavy rain.

The work will be undertaken by a local professional tree surgeon around the end of the first week in April for a period of approximately 2 days. During this time, access to the Village Green will be unavailable for obvious safety reasons.

You will be advised nearer the time of the specific date of the Works.

As an aside, at the end of the Works, there will be a mound of woodchips at the end for anyone who wants – first come ——-! Great for kids’ play areas.

The Village Green Sub-committee (on behalf of Kippen Community Council)


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