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Williamson Park Needs Yews!

John Freeman

A number of yew trees are being replaced around the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park to enhance the historic landmark.

Lancaster City Council is removing existing trees from around the outside of the Memorial this week. The project will be completed in line with the recently commissioned Landscape and Woodland Management Plan.

More than 40 new trees will be planted in exactly the same spot and should be in place by Friday 7th February.

Councillor David Smith, cabinet member with responsibility for parks and open spaces, said: “This worthwhile environmental project will greatly improve the appearance of the Ashton Memorial.

"Currently the views are restricted from the top of the steps due to the trees being overgrown.  The work will replace poor specimens with good, improve the views and appearance of the building and implement a proper management regime to ensure they are kept in good form for visitors to enjoy for years to come.”

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