If you live in the Hamlet of Gleichen, you might notice the removal of around 12 trees on 8 Avenue in the next few weeks.

Wheatland County staff say issues were found with the health of the trees.

Dave Rimes, community services coordinator for the county says the trees are reaching the end of their life and need to be cut down.

"Then some other ones that just have maybe a little bit of bug infestation. Some of them had some bark beetle. Various issues with the tree health I guess."

According to Rimes, four other trees will be reassessed and may only require pruning.

"No one likes to remove trees, and obviously we don't want to as well, it's just a necessity for safety."

Tree removal is scheduled for June 24-28 and the county plans to replace the trees by the spring and summer of next year.