Ash Die Back

Published: 13 January 2022

In the next few weeks Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's contractors will be carrying out work to remove all ash trees with dieback in our copses, particularly around properties and highways.  Work will be carried out in Binfields Woodland, Pyott’s Copse, Long Copse, Great Sorrell's Copse and Tollhouse Copse. Work has recently been completed in Simon's Close Copse.

Additional work is due to be carried out in Little Baker’s Copse to remove the under story western red cedar trees which are currently blocking light getting to the floor.  The long term plan is the establishment of a native woodland which will be much better for biodiversity.