Cork County Council have agreed to crown the poplar trees on the boundary of the Ailsbury Estate in Mitchelstown.

At a recent Fermoy Municipal District meeting, Cllr June Murphy said residents from the estate had contacted all of the councillors on the Fermoy Municipal committee asking for the trees to be removed or capped and added that while they would love to see them gone, "I’m sure they will be happy with crowning.”

Up to 30 poplar trees were planted by the original property developer at the boundary of the estate but the upkeep of the trees is now that of the council.

Cork County Council senior engineer Brendan O’Gorman, informed the committee that there are two options available to them, crown them at a cost of €3,600 or remove them at a cost of €4,200. 

“Once we can get funding, we will proceed with the crowning. I have spoken to the people concerned and my proposal was to crown them which they are happy with. We will maintain them going forward,” added Mr O’Gorman.