Work starts this week on pruning a number of trees along the riverside affected by Highland Council’s River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme in Inverness.
The council said it recognised that construction activity in close proximity to the trees would have some impact on the root structure and some crown reduction was identified.
Following completion of all the excavation works around the trees, an assessment has been carried out on each tree and selected crown reduction on 10 trees will be undertaken to more closely align the size of the tree canopy with the remaining root structure of the trees.
Monitoring of the trees will also be undertaken to ensure that stability of the trees is not compromised.
The council say the works, which start on Wednesday, will cause some degree of noise disturbance and localised traffic disruption and apologises for any inconvenience.
The tree works will take place on streets adjacent to the flood works including Bank Street, Douglas Row, Gilbert Street, Huntly Place and Huntly Street.