AN ASCOT homeowner is set to chop down 18 trees at their £1.75million property.

Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) received the request from the Birch Lane applicant last week.

The homeowner is asking for the all-clear to chop down the trees at the site —which was sold recently — because they are dying.

READ MORE: Masked burglars put man in hospital

In a letter to BFC, they wrote: “The whole site is approximately three acres, comprising lawned areas and woodland with a good quantity of beautiful trees, predominantly pine and birch but also some conifers and oak.

Bracknell News:

“There are a number of dead or dying trees that are potentially dangerous and having a young family I’m keen to have this situation under control as soon as possible.

“There appears to have been very little active woodland management of the site and we would like to address this going forward to improve the growth of the healthier trees and incorporate some further variety.”

READ MORE: Major disruption planned as busy road to close for 12 weeks

Planning documents show the homeowner has confirmation from a forestry company the 18 marked trees are “dangerous, dead or dying.”

Bracknell News:

The document adds: “I would recommend that the trees are to be removed as soon as possible so to avoid damage to property, powerlines and others.”

BFC has not yet made a decision on the application.