Replacement Tree Planting in Pound Lane

Replacement Tree Planting in Pound Lane

The council and villagers are concerned about the mounting loss of mature trees along Pound Lane (and widely elsewhere) –– especially with Forestry England’s recent essential felling of very large veteran oaks and the extensive damage caused by four recent violent storms.

The Parish Council’s proposals for planting up to a further 10 new saplings along Pound Lane have recently been agreed by Forestry England, The New Forest Verderers and Natural England.

The plan above shows the approximate positions of these replacement trees.

Residents have been consulted and we have general support for this project.

However, any villagers with concerns or questions regarding the tree planting project are invited to contact the council via the clerk, Tom Brindley, or 07956 381764 as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you may prefer to attend our next monthly meeting that is due to take place on Wednesday,13 April in Myrtle Hall, Copse Road commencing 6.30 p.m. when you will have the usual opportunity to raise questions or make a statement on this project – or indeed, on any matter of current interest during the usual ‘Public Participation’ session.

At this meeting, the council expects to authorise this work to commence without further delay and before the current planting season ends.

A second tree planting project, to plant another 12 oak saplings to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on a site in Cott Lane, is still being pursued. But there remains opposition to this plan from the Verderers who have only given their consent to the planting of a single commemorative tree. The plan shows the proposed location of these trees, close to the cricket ground and the 1977 Silver Jubilee copse.