There are always continuing surveys undertaken to reduce the risks of hazardous trees all along the Blackwater Valley, but due to the wet weather and high winds over the winter, many trees in the Valley have started having problems. Wind rock causes the root base of trees to weaken, eventually leading to fall.
Wherever possible we will leave as much of the tree as possible for wildlife as long as it is in a safe position and not a hazard to the public.
Mark and I were out dealing with one such sizeable tree at Frimley Hatches, making the Blackwater Valley Path safe. Many thanks to Bernard for the pictures as he just happened along us as we worked.