Tree felling safety works scheduled across West Sussex

Further essential work is ongoing to remove Ash trees which could pose a risk to road users because of Ash Dieback infection and the potential for branches to fall into the road.

Ash Dieback is a highly destructive disease which, sadly, is predicted to kill a high number of Ash trees across the country. Removing infected trees is the best way to avoid spread of the disease.

To continue to keep the road network safe, the County Council needs to fell severely infected trees. Their removal will open the area to light and allow natural regeneration of trees from the existing seed source.

Felling works have been ongoing across West Sussex, with new dates now scheduled, all subject to factors such as severe weather:

London Road, Ebernoe
•    7 to 9 February 

A281 Brighton Road, Horsham
•    9 to 11 February

A272 Petworth Road, Wisborough Green, Billingshurst 
•    22 to 23 February 

A286 Cobblers Row, Singleton
•    24 February to 1 April 

B2141 East Marden Road to Hill Lane, North Marden
•    21 to 25 March

Haslemere Road, Fernhurst 
•    28 to 30 March

A272 Terwick Lane to Old Rectory, Rogate
•    28 to 31 March

A272 from Mills Farm Road to Terwick Hill, Rogate
•    28 to 31 March

A272 London Road to Durdford Lane, Rogate
•    28 to 31 March


All of the above will involve night-time closures of the sections of road involved from 8pm to 6am, with signed diversions in place.

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