Tree-ific improvements to Sefton's parks and greenspaces

19 March 2024 2min read

Sefton Council’s Tree Team has recently carried out a number of works on trees across the Borough’s parks and greenspaces.

As part of the ongoing management of Sefton’s important trees, the aim of the work is always to help create a healthy, well balanced tree population. This can include the removal of trees that are dead, diseased or in decline.

Partnership work

Working alongside contractors Arborforce, the Council’s Tree Team has visited the historic Botanic Gardens in Southport, to remove dead and dying trees. With Arboforce’s support, many of the trees around the lake and paths have been pruned back to open up the space for visitors to enjoy.

Meanwhile, in Netherton, the Tree Team and Arborforce have been attending to the wooded areas between Blyth Hey and St Christopher’s Avenue. The removal of low growth brambles and shrubs along the outer edges have thinned the area out to allow a view through. Meanwhile, the removal of trees that are dead, dying or in poor condition will help the stronger specimens thrive.

Reduce illegal fly-tipping

In turn, it is hoped that the increased visibility into the wooded areas will help discourage people from carrying out illegal fly-tipping.

North West based arboricultural contractor, Arborforce, kindly offered to deliver part of the works unpaid and lent machinery for use of the Green Sefton team.

Cllr Moncur, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Sefton Council said: “Our small but expert Tree and Woodland team, which is part of our Green Sefton service, do a sterling job taking care of the 90,000 trees in Sefton. It is important to share the positive outcomes of the pruning and removal of trees has when necessary.

“The efforts and generosity of Arborforce is also much appreciated and I know these works will benefit the experiences of many residents in Southport and Netherton, as well as keeping our beautiful trees healthy.”

People can find out more about the tree management in Sefton by heading to:


Cllr Moncur joins Green Sefton staff to clear illegal fly-tipping in the wooded area between Blyth Hey and St Christopher’s Avenue in Netherton

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