Three iconic trees in the centre of Leicester’s Victoria Park are to be replaced some 30 years after they were lost to Dutch Elm Disease.
The Elm trees, known as the Three Sisters, were felled in the late 1970s but now Leicester City Council wants to new trees planted.
Deputy mayor councillor Adam Clarke announced the plan at a recent city council meeting.
He said: “Our trees and woodland team is renowned nationally for the work they do. This strategy will make that renown go even further.
“It is a sad thing we lost so many trees during the Dutch Elm Diseases period of the late 1970s.
“Many long standing trees were lost to the city.
“Some were re-planted but many were not.
“We are very seriously looking into replanting what were very iconic trees in the middle of the park.
“The three sisters stood very proud in the middle of Victoria Park but had to be removed because of Dutch Elm Disease.
“We have done some initial work and think it is feasible sport can continue in the middle of the park with those three trees replanted.
“The three sisters will stand as a monument to our attitude to trees.”