Tree fears in Leixlip

KILDARE County Council say there is no problem with the huge poplar tree on the Green Lane in Leixlip, which has led to concerns among residents at Castletown/Green Lane, writes Henry Bauress.

KILDARE County Council say there is no problem with the huge poplar tree on the Green Lane in Leixlip, which has led to concerns among residents at Castletown/Green Lane, writes Henry Bauress.

Leixlip Town Council chairman, Joe Neville, had raised the question of the tree at the 20 April meeting KCC’s Celbridge area committee.

Cllr. Neville said if anything happened to the tree there would be severe damage. “It is a very large tree and out of sync with the area. It could come down in gardens or lead to the break up of the path. People see the tree as a danger,” he said.

The Council does not propose to do anything with the tree.

In a report to the committee, Simon Wallace, the Council’s Senior Executive Parks Superintendent, said that further to the report issued to this area committee in relation to this tree last September an arborist was commissioned to carry out an assessment of the tree.

The report outlines that there is no physiological or structural defects to the tree at the moment and that no remedial works are required.

Some damage is being caused to the root system from mowing and remedial action is outlined in the report to correct this. The concerns of the residents are in relation to the safety of the tree and clearly the report which has been circulated to them addresses this issue. Therefore no works are proposed for the tree at the moment.” he concluded.