A NUMBER of new trees planted on Callands field are set to be removed and relocated.

The young saplings are currently planted on grassland adjacent to the children’s play area on Callands Road.

But Warrington Borough Council says that while the trees have been planted with the best intentions, this was carried out without the council’s knowledge or permission, and no prior checks were carried out.

The council says that the planting location is not suitable due to there being underground services present, and the trees’ future growth will obscure the open views of the children’s play area.

Cllr Judith Guthrie, cabinet member for environment and public protection, said: “Trees which are planted without the correct permissions can cause issues with the local environment.

“They can also effect the health of the trees themselves.

“Having identified these issues on Callands field, it is important to relocate these trees as soon as possible.”

The trees are set to be relocated to a more suitable location within existing woodland areas.

Prior to any tree planting, there needs to be an assessment made of the site for its longer-term suitability.

Further guidance on tree planting is available via woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/advice/where/