Essential tree felling planned for Bathgate park

West Lothian is set to carry out vital tree management work at Kirkton Park in Bathgate.

26 January

As a result of a recent tree inspection within the park, 23 trees have been identified as being in poor health and in need of removal.   

This is being done for public safety, as trees in poor health are more fragile and prone to failure.

Trees for removal have all been marked with crosses, and those with a dot will have remedial work carried out on them. Any trees removed will be replaced with the same or other suitable species. 

A West Lothian Council spokesperson said: "Kirkton Park is a much-loved resource, and is well-used by the local community. 

"This essential tree management work will help maintain the park in the long-term, and ensure it remains safe for the public."