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Workmen fell danger trees

PUBLISHED: 15:43 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:05 12 August 2010

FIVE decaying trees had to be cut down because a council feared they could injure or kill someone. The horse chestnuts in Bromley Road

FIVE decaying trees had to be cut down because a council feared they could injure or kill someone.

The horse chestnuts in Bromley Road were due to be felled last week after a survey which tested how sturdy they were showed they were rotten.

Bromley council Tree Project Officer Andrew Wright said: "We took the decision with great reluctance and recognise that it will be a great shock to the many residents and motorists who pass these trees every day, but safety has to be our priority and these trees have effectively come to the end of their lives."

There are around 30,000 trees across the borough which the council spends £500,000 on maintaining, which includes tree planting.

Re-planting of the horse chestnuts will take place in the winter, the seasonal tree planting time.

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