NML – Tree maintenance work in the Village March 2017
In 2016 NML commissioned a full survey of the trees on the estate by an arboricultural consultant. They reported on a number of trees (circa 100) that would require maintenance and then earlier this year, we decided to obtain further expert advice and quotations from two companies.
As a result of this process we’ve appointed a company called Arbortech to firstly review the 2016 survey and determine if the recommended advice was still relevant and, subsequently to start work on the maintenance work required. This maintenance work will include, amongst other things, pruning dead branches and wood, removing ivy at the base of trees and reducing a few trees in height. In addition, some new trees will also be planted in vacant sites (such as along the bottom of Netherne Drive).
It is always regrettable when trees need to be felled but we will always take the advice of expert tree surgeons on the best course of action to take. Normally a tree requires either substantial remedial works or the removal of the tree, when a tree’s condition is described as having a biological system of significantly reduced vitality for the species and/or age or the tree’s structure is described as having significant defects.
Unfortunately the experts have recommended that a total of six trees across the whole estate have either died (and are therefore in danger of falling down) or are in an advance stage of disease (such as being afflicted with bacterial canker) and are realistically beyond saving.
We are of course committed to replacing every one of these trees with the appropriate tree type, once the ground has been made ready and the best time of year for the planting of new trees has been identified.
You can see details of the tree work that is currently underway, which shows the trees and a brief description of what kind of work is being done to them, by accessing this file – NOTH – Conservation Work
Please be aware that trees highlighted in yellow on the attachment, are those located within the conservation area that exists in part of the village. In these cases the arboricultural consultant has to make an application (known as a TPO) on our behalf to the borough council to get their approval for this work to proceed. No work will be carried out on these trees until this has been received.
The work referred to in this post has also been referenced in the next NML newsletter which will arrive on member’s doormats early next week, although we have been able to provide a little more detail in this post.
The minutes of the AGM together with the Directors Report for 2015 and the updated Village Plan, can be seen in the Financial & Official Information Section.
March 2017 (Quarter 1) Newsletter
Please find below a link to the March 2017, Quarter 1 Newsletter from the NML board.
December 2016 (Year End) Newsletter
Please find below a link to the December 2016, Year End Newsletter from the NML board.
October 2016 (Quarter 3) Newsletter
Please find below a link to the October 2016, Q3 Newsletter from the NML board.
July 2016 Mid Year Newsletter
Please find below a link to the July 2016 Mid Year Newsletter from the NML board.
Dec 2015 Year End Newsletter
Please find below a link to the December Year End Newsletter from the NML board.
Sept 2015 Q3 Newsletter
Please find below a link to the September Q3 Newsletter from the NML board.
July 2015 Mid-Year Newsletter
Please find below a link to the July Mid-Year Newsletter from the NML board.
July 2015 Consultation on Commercial Dog Walking
Please find below a link to Information relating to the outcome of the recent consultation in relation to Commercial Dog Walking from the NML board.
Guide to Netherne
Please find attached the link the the Guide to Netherne. This guide has been prepared by the Board of Netherne Management Limited (NML) and is intended be an informative document to provide some answers on how your village works.
A Pictorial History of Netherne
“A Pictorial History of Netherne” is available please click the following link for detail: Netherne History Poster