There are a large number of ash trees in our garden of remembrance and sadly about 90% are infected with ash dieback disease.
It is known that ash dieback disease weakens the structure of the timber which can result in branches breaking off unexpectedly in windy weather which is why we have erected warning notices in the gardens.
Over the next 18 months the diseased trees, many of which have already been marked with an orange dot, will be carefully removed and new trees of other species planted.
Dealing with such a large number of trees in a sensitive location will involve careful planning and execution. We will keep our users informed about what is going to happen and when via our website and with notices in the grounds.
Charles G. Howlett
Superintendent and Registrar