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Trees removed from opposite iour property leaving ino protection fro traffic funes and noise

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) (NH) category anonymously at 12:18, Monday 21 March 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

We live at Meadow drive opposite the Canborne bypass and following your emoval of trees fromn the edge of the bypass we have very little protection from traffic fumes or noise.The trees previously provided some from of screening which has now gone We understanbd that you intend to plant saplings in the area but these will obviously take several yeasr to be effective In the meantime can you suggest any other protection that you might be able to help with as our health issues are of serious concern Roger Winterburn

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  • Thank you for your report concerning tree removal on the A30 in Camborne.

    We're sorry for the loss of your screening at this location and any disruption this has caused.

    We've been removing all vegetation that sits between 4-5m from the carriageway, in some instances this does include some trees. We're doing this for the safety of our road users to improve their forward visibility, as well as the visibility of road signs. As well as the above work, in Autumn 2021, we carried out pine removal of non-native pine trees along the A30 in Cornwall. These were originally planted to provide a visual screening of the road and to act as nurse planting to protect younger trees. Once these younger trees have matured to act as a visual screen, nursing trees are usually removed. However this wasn’t the case for the A30. As a result many of these non-native pines were too large and overhanging road and properties.

    Replanting has been incorporated into our removal, particularly in areas that a visual screen wont naturally regenerate. This consisted of using a better suited native species that are typical of the area. These also improve integration of the road and surrounding environment. Overtime, this will provide visual screening.

    We will be reviewing the site during Summer after the understorey has traditionally put on growth and consider additional planting this Winter to bolster the understorey and to enhance screening.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 12:26, Tuesday 29 March 2022

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