Uckfield Town Council Environment and Leisure committee voted last night to save the yew tree in Holy Cross Church yard.
A request had been received from the church to have the tree removed to alleviate the issues the red berries that fall on the brick path in the winter and in turn prevent people from slipping on them.
Suggestions were made by council for a handrail to be placed alongside the path and for the path to be sweeped weekly instead of it current schedule of every two weeks.
Other suggestions in the report to council was to place a net to catch the berries, and closure of the path during this period and using other paths available.
The idea put forward by councillors would be looked at, and there was a suggestion of a anti-slip surface but that is on temporary.