A local councillor has stepped in to protect some trees from being chopped down near Garendon Social Club in Loughborough.
Wildlife enthusiast Coun Roy Campsall, of Loughborough Garendon, says he was contacted by concerned neighbours after trees were being felled on the site.
Coun Campsall contacted Charnwood Borough Council calling for an emergency Tree Preservation Order, which protects any trees that visually enhance the area.
Coun Campsall said: “There were six trees in total, three were chopped down after Boxing Day. It is absolutely disgusting from a wildlife point of view.”
It is not known why the trees are being felled, but Coun Campsall believes it is to make way for a planning application on the site.
A Charnwood Borough Council spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank councillor Campsall for reporting his concerns about these trees.
“Following his report we have issued a Tree Preservation Order on the remaining three trees, with the hope of protecting them for the enjoyment of residents.
“The trees have a lot of public value and visually enhance the conservation area and therefore it is felt they should be protected.
“There is now a period of six months when people can object to the order, however no work can be carried out to the trees during this time.
“A Tree Preservation Order would mean the trees cannot be cut down, lopped or damaged without planning consent.”