Twelve trees are set to be felled at Charlton House after the council identified them as 'high risk'.

Following a thorough risk assessment it was decided that the trees were a health and safety risk, however, the council are committed to replacing them all.

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust Facilities and Conservation team are currently in talks with tree inspectors at the council regarding essential tree works which will need to be carried out at Charlton House and Gardens in August 2019.

These works, scheduled for August 26, relate to a total of twelve trees around the Charlton House estate, and have been deemed necessary to go ahead due to a number of conditions; rot, bark wound, decay, fungal disease, with 5 trees having unfortunately already died.

As a matter of health and safety these twelve trees must sadly be felled so as not to pose a threat of injury from falling branches or dead wood to the general public.

Tracy Stringfellow, Trust CEO said “This is part of our active management of the Charlton House estate in partnership with Greenwich council.

"We welcome the opportunity this provides to improve the gardens for the local community.”

The trust will be planning a programme of replanting as part of their wider garden development plans, with a commitment to replace at least one tree for every tree lost. More details of which will follow over the coming months.