Blight and Mites attack Abingdon Cemetery

March 9, 2015

Blight and Mites attack Abingdon Cemetery
Anybody who has been to the Spring Gardens Cemetery recently may have noticed that the hedge round the existing garden of remembrance has been removed, and a fence is being put up to screen the area from the road.
Blight and Mites attack Abingdon Cemetery
There have also been quite a few trees chopped down in the cemetery itself.

As I understand it the trees had a blight, and the hedge was being destroyed by mites that sucked the sap and destroyed the roots. The plan is to replace the trees with: Rowan, Silver Birch, and Flowering Cherry. And a new hedge is already beginning to grow.
Blight and Mites attack Abingdon Cemetery
The other change this winter is he construction of a path to the ‘new’ garden of remembrance.

By the way if you have questions about blight, mites, or any other matter, the Annual Parish Meeting takes place on Wednesday, 11th March, 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Guildhall (Roysse Room).

Each year the Town Council organises the Annual Parish Meeting as an opportunity for residents to raise matters which specifically affect the town. The Council also takes the opportunity to provide an update on its work during the past year.

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Hester  |  March 9, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    The Parish meeting is an excellent opportunity to raise matters directly with the Town Council. Last year there were very few of us, the “general public” there – let’s hope there will be more on Wednesday.

  • 2. Craig  |  March 10, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Ah – I was wondering why this “deforestation” had happened. Thanks for the explanation.

  • 3. Mr Parker  |  March 10, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    So what happened to all the wood from the trees?,can you go and help yourself to it? Or is it to be sold?

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