Throughout the year members of The Royal Parks specialist arboricultural team monitor the trees in the park on a cyclical programme of inspection. This inspection considers the condition of the trees, their integrity from a safety point of view and the effects of any pest and disease.
Tree work may then be prescribed which includes a variety of techniques from shortening of individual branches to felling or monolithing of trees that have died. Arisings and deadwood from this work is kept in the park as long as possible as it is very important habitat for the special creatures that live in it.
This month extensive work is being carried out on the moribund avenues of chestnuts north of Upper Lodge.