Work will be carried out to remove unsafe trees at a Rhyl nature reserve.

Denbighshire County Council’s Countryside Service will oversee the removal of several trees mainly black thorn that have died off alongside the southern footpath at Brickfield Pond Nature Reserve this month.

A new bollard has been installed at the entrance to the reserve by Ysgol Tir Morfa, to allow appropriate machinery to access the path.

Contractors will begin work on October 11  and will be using the path to access the areas needed.

Alongside the safety work to remove the trees, as nesting season is over, brambles will also be removed to unlock new viewpoints of the reserve and improve existing ones alongside the path for the local community to enjoy.

Countryside rangers are planning to reuse the offcuts from the work to help biodiversity growth by creating a new nature habitat pile which returning birds can use for nesting material and to also support more habitats for the local reptile population around the reserve.

Future work is also planned for the reserve path around Brickfield Pond to open more viewpoints and improve the boardwalk and bridge on the northern side of the route for the community who use the path on a regular basis.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We are grateful for the local community’s cooperation while we carry out this work to remove the dead trees and improve viewing areas for visitors to the reserve to better enjoy the sights and wildlife population of the area.”