A new tree will be planted in Oakham Market Place this winter to replace an existing lime tree which is due to be removed during the next few weeks.
There are four lime trees adjacent to the old town pump but a recent survey has revealed that one of them is at risk of collapse due to decay in the trunk.
Rutland county councillor Martyn Pocock (Con) said: “Inspecting trees in public areas is something the council does throughout the year and this tree has been identified as being in a poor state. We’ll be taking it out but replacing it with a similar tree as quickly as possible.”
The council hopes to complete the work during the next couple of months and this will involve some minor disruption to pedestrians and vehicles using the Market Place but no road closure.
As soon as dates for the work are confirmed, the council will issue a further update.