As part of Highway England’s overnight road closure next week there will be tree work taking place within the old Canada Gardens Nursery site, opposite the District Hospital. Arun District Council will be undertaking essential tree maintenance work at Canada Road Gardens, adjacent to the A27. The safest time to undertake this work is whilst there is a road closure in place, which is between 8pm – 5am starting on Monday 12th July.
In order to keep the noise to a minimum overnight work has been completed ahead of the road closure this week to significantly reduce the overgrown hedge and trees that posed an unacceptable risk to users of the A27. The night work comprises of pruning sycamore trees and felling diseased larger ash that are infected with ash die-back that’ll be dismantled or felled into the site and processed during normal working hours.
ADC anticipate that Monday 12th July will be the latest and most disruptive, due to site set up etc. We’re told realistically they won’t be able to start until 10pm, potentially they will work until 3am for one night. Tuesday will be an 8pm start finishing as early as practical and Wednesday being the last evening.
Unfortunately, this work can only be safely undertaken during the road closure. ADC apologies in advance for the noise disturbance, they will aim to minimise their disruption with limited use of the woodchipper, lighting and the use of battery powered chainsaws. Notification letters have been sent to residents of Canada Gardens in advance of the work.
With the roadside risk at an acceptable level, in time, the aim is to manage the site for public access and replant the boundary this winter with native hedge species.