Hundreds of trees planted in Kenilworth field after controversial felling

Hundreds of new trees have been planted in a Kenilworth field after many older trees near to the side of a road were controversially chopped down last year.

The trees have been planted on land off Rouncil Lane, leased and farmed by Warwickshire County Councillor Alan Cockburn, as part of a replanting scheme.

The trees have been planted on land off Rouncil Lane

The trees have been planted on land off Rouncil Lane

Wire fencing has gone up by the public footpath to protect the trees as they grow.

The fencing was criticised by Rouncil Farm owner Ray Tebby, who claimed they could prevent badgers and foxes from reaching their setts and dens.

Many trees close to the road were felled last May, which infuriated many nearby residents.

Many trees near to the side of the road were controversially felled last year

Many trees near to the side of the road were controversially felled last year