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The trees fell over

The Willow trees were planted by Peterborough Development Corporation approximately 40 years ago.

The trees at the south west end were planted as parallel rows, to provide a screen for the sight and sound of traffic on the elevated section of the A1260 Nene Parkway. Alongside the rowing course, the trees also provide a wind break for rowing activities.

Willows at Thorpe meadows

The majority of these trees have reached an age where inherent structural weaknesses are visible, as highlighted by the annual inspections. The trees have started to shed branches and large limbs, especially during periods of strong wind, although at other times too and for no apparent reason.

White Willows are a fast-growing, but relatively short-lived species. The dilapidation of these trees is a natural process that occurs as they reach maturity.This map shows the areas in green where the felling work will take place. Replacement trees will also be planted.

Tree felling map TM

We'd like to make visitors aware that both ends of the south west footpath will be closed and contractor heavy plant equipment will moving on site.