"Resilient" street trees removed from Birmingham street following inspection

Attempts to grow an unusual tree species on a Birmingham street have been declared unsuccessful after they developed structural faults.

Image: Google Streetview
Image: Google Streetview

Ten specimens of willow-leaved sea buckthorn (Hippophae salicifolia) on Hurst Street in the city's central Chinese Quarter have been removed after an inspection by the city's contractor Amey prompted by the failure of two trees.

"They are particularly resilient trees which survive well in an urban environment like Hurst Street, but in this case the tree root systems had not developed well and this resulted in the tree failures and removals," an Amey representative told Horticulture Week.

The trees will be replaced with suitable species in consultation with city managers, he added.


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