An application by a local arborist to conduct professional tree climbing training at Bincombe Beeches has been given the go ahead by Crewkerne Town Council. The tree climbing will take place on some of the beech trees at the nature reserve in Crewkerne by arborists and tree surgeons, who are learning to climb trees safely with ropes. It will be overseen by the professional arborist who submitted the request to the council.
Town councillors have raised no objections and consider that the training activities will be an asset, as the trees would be overseen by the climbing instructor and any initial signs of disease or damage caused by the weather or by any other means, can be reported back straight away to the town council. Town councillor Katy Pritchard, who is chairman of the Bincombe committee, advised councillors that the committee had not raised any objections when it had been discussed. It was proposed to allow the request and the motion was carried unanimously by a show of hands.