Work will begin this weekend clear infected trees following the discovery of Elm disease on the grounds of Woodvale Cemetery.
Due to how quickly the disease spreads, the work is having to be carried out urgently to avoid more trees becoming infected.
This will begin on 25 July and will start with infected trees closest to the crematorium.
Woodvale Crematorium will be unable to accept any new funeral bookings between 27 July and 6 August.
The council’s Bereavement Services and Arboriculture teams are working with contractors to ensure that those funerals already scheduled to take place can do so peacefully and respectfully and that noisy machinery is not used while those services are in progress.
We have also informed local funeral directors of the issue.
It important that we act quickly to remove the infected trees and prevent further spread.
More information on Elm disease, and how you can help, can be found on our website.