South West Water will start to plant a number of conifer trees at Hayle Sewage Treatment Works St.Erth this week (w/c 28 October 2013).
The 45 Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson cypress) are being planted to replace the leylandii trees which had to be removed in February due to health and safety concerns after they were badly damaged by large numbers of roosting starlings.
South West Water have taken expert advice from their landscaping consultants about the most appropriate size and type of tree to plant. At 5ft, the cypresses will have big enough roots to prevent them being blown over in strong winds, and they make ideal screens. Autumn is the best time for planting.
The new trees, which cost in the region of £3,000, will be in place by 10 November 2013.