Tree felling on the Crumlin Arm due to Ash Dieback Disease

Current ash dieback works – December 2022 to March 2023

Newport City Council (NCC) will be carrying out work along the Crumlin Arm of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal to remove trees which have been infected by ash dieback. They will be working between December 2022 and March 2023. Contractors are currently working on the canal between Pontymason Lane, and the path that connects Risca Road to Pontymason Lane. However, there are affected trees elsewhere along the canal such as down the side of the Fourteen Locks (Cefn) flight.

Although it’s upsetting seeing mature trees being cut down it is essential that this disease is controlled. There is also a risk to the public in that affected trees may fall over the towpath. The Council are also using the opportunity to prune and cut out any other trees in the area that they are working in that are affecting the towpath or canal.

You can find out more on the NCC website –

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