Trees must wait, says Borris-in-Ossory councillor

TREES in Errill will not be trimmed until autumn as the deadline has now passed for doing such work.

TREES in Errill will not be trimmed until autumn as the deadline has now passed for doing such work.

Councillor John King asked at the recent Borris in Ossory electoral area meeting for Laois County Council to trim the trees in the village. He said that some of them are blocking sunlight from residents’ houses.

“Errill enters the Tidy Towns competition, and when the trees are trimmed it makes the village look tidy,” he said.

He was told by senior executive engineer Michael Malone that the area office didn’t get to the work quickly enough and the work will have to be priced.

“The only way you can cut trees at this time of year is if you can demonstrate if there is a road or safety issue with them. That way will avoid prosecution from Parks and Wildlife.”

Councillor John Joe Fennelly said that the CE scheme in Abbeyleix have done a “super, super job” on cutting the trees, and were out working on them in the town over the past couple of weeks.