Royal Parks loses around 50 trees in St Jude's Day Storm

The Royal Parks estimates it has lost around 50 trees from its estate in yesterday's St Jude's Storm.

After closing all but one of its parks, all eight were open again by late afternoon.

A Royal Parks spokesman said: "Staff and contractors have worked hard to open the parks as quickly as possible and keep disruption to a minimum. 

"Our initial estimate is that we have lost around 50 trees from across the Royal Parks, from a total of around 130,000. We will have a clearer picture when we have carried out a full assessment, which could take a few days.

"Tree works will continue over the coming days and damage may result in further trees being felled for safety reasons."

The work was carried out by existing contractors.

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