Three Holes playing field reopens after being shut due to ‘dangerous and diseased’ trees

The playing field at Three Holes was immediately shut on May 9

The playing field at Three Holes was immediately shut on May 9 - Credit: Archant

A playing field near Wisbech that had to be closed due to ‘dangerous and diseased’ trees by a children’s play area has now reopened.

The playing field at Three Holes was immediately shut on May 9

The playing field at Three Holes was immediately shut on May 9 - Credit: Archant

The playing field at Three Holes was immediately shut on May 9 after sixty mature, diseased and dangerous poplar trees were found ‘within striking distance’ of the children’s play equipment.

The Three Holes Village Hall & Playing Field Charity (THVH&PF) applied via the Norfolk Community Foundation for a grant from the borough council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s Small Grant Fund to get the work carried out as quickly as possible.

They were awarded £2500 towards the costs and the felling and chipping of twenty-one tons of waste wood which took place over May 14, 15, 16.

The field has now reopened.

The playing field at Three Holes was immediately shut on May 9

The playing field at Three Holes was immediately shut on May 9 - Credit: Archant


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The trees were identified by Edward Benton of Golden Tree Surgeons of Fincham.

Sue Lowe, THVH&PF chairman, said: “We knew the trees needed to be lopped and that a few were in bad shape as no work had been done on them for over ten years, but it was a real shock when we found out that they all needed to come down as they were completely rotten at the core.

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“The THVH&PF trustees would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who helped ensure the dangerous trees were dealt with so quickly and particularly to Edward Benton who also put them in touch with the Forestry Commission to secure a further grant to have the poplars replaced with more suitable tree varieties.”

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