Defoliation of Rooftops and Chimneys


This project consists of several stages with the objective of safely removing vegetation that causes damage to buildings and repairing the fabric of the building.


The first stage is to undertake a survey of each street recording which buildings have vegetation problems and the extent of the issues. 


Building owners will be offered an opportunity to group together to lease the necessary equipment and expertise to clear the foliage problem. Advantages include the removal of damaging vegetation at a relatively low cost while preserving our city buildings.


Waterford Civic Trust intend to undertake the survey with help from volunteers and expert support. We will then advise the owners of the relevant buildings and will organise the necessary resources and expertise to undertake the work dependent on the willingness of owners to participate in the scheme.


The benefit will be to building owners, the City and our built environment.