A Staffordshire road is to close at the weekend while the local council chops down two ‘diseased’ trees.
The work is set to be completed by the afternoon.
A borough council spokesman said: “The Lime and Beech trees are at the side of the town’s Corporation Street and an inspection found they were in poor condition and could pose a danger to pedestrians and motorists.
“The work will be carried out from 8am on Sunday (22 March) and the road will be closed until the trees are removed – which is expected to be completed by early afternoon.
“Stafford Borough Council had an independent inspection of the trees carried out after a routine survey found problems with the 60-foot trees – including Bleeding Canker, an infection of the bark caused by fungus.”