a larch tree
A photograph, produced for Greenbelt Group, with an arrow pointing to the 'mostly dead' larch tree to be felled on land behind Heol Y Groes, Cwmbran.

A “MOSTLY dead” larch tree which it’s feared could topple over can be felled, a council has agreed.

The tree, at Heol Y Groes in Coed Eva, Cwmbran has been marked with a red biodegradable paint since it was inspected in June last year and identified as at risk.

Glasgow-based property management firm Greenbelt Group, which has responsibility for the open space, has been given permission to fell the tree.

In its application to Torfaen Borough Council the firm described the tree as “mostly dead” and said it is “within falling distance of parked cars to the south”.