Monaghan County Council is in negotiations to be compensated for trees cut down on its land on the Dundalk road.
The issue was raised at this month's meeting of the Carrickmacross Castleblayney MD with councillor Noel Keelan asking the status of the investigation into the felling of 20 trees on the Carrickmacross to Dundalk road.
It was confirmed that 6 of the 20 trees were on county council property and the third party who had cut down the mature trees had come forward.
They are now looking for the third party to replace and cover the costs of planting 6 new trees along convent walk.
While some councillors asked to use this opportunity to enhance the area, Fianna Fáil's PJ O'Hanlon stated that the first step should be to mark the boundary clearly,which was acquired through CPO a number of years previous to prevent more breaches of this nature in the future. However, councillor O'Hanlon stated he did agree that the council should also look to improve the area also.