News | Rhys Williams | Published: 11:38, Monday July 6th, 2020.
Last updated: 11:38, Monday July 6th, 2020
Illegal tree felling across Caerphilly County Borough has been condemned by the council.
Caerphilly County Borough Council said it is aware of trees that have been cut down illegally in Caerphilly, Hendredenny, Abertidwr, Llanbradach, Hengoed, Blackwood, Crumlin, Croespenmaen and Ynysddu.
In a statement, the council said: “This is particularly worrying as we are in the height of bird nesting season, and in recent months we have seen our wildlife flourish and this unlawful act could have seen birds lose their nests and perish.
“Unauthorised felling is illegal and can pose a danger to public safety if it is not done safely and the materials are not disposed of correctly.”
Residents can contact the council to ask for maintenance works such as pruning back trees and bushes encroaching onto their property, or the removal of unsafe trees and bushes.
Illegal tree felling can be reported to the council on 01443 863428.
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