The four yearly survey of the over 800 street trees in our Ward has found that most trees are in excellent condition. Inevitably there are a few (twelve) that are diseased and have to be removed. Where this happens, the residents living close nearby get a letter explaining the reasons for the removal. There has been a programme of pruning of the trees in the Ward over the autumn and winter period, in the light of the survey.
Many new trees have been planted in the Ward in the last year. This has included new trees in Farm Road, Devonshire Avenue, Effingham Close, Prior Avenue and Kayemoor Road.
The many trees in our Ward are a delight, and help give us the pleasant, green, suburban feel that is so attractive. They are also a major part of our efforts to reduce global warming. Richard, Trish and Louise have got many new trees planted in the Ward, over recent years, and we will continue our efforts to increase tree planting.
We are looking into the replacement of the trees that had to be felled. We have obtained funding to replace what was undoubtedly the most prominent tree to be removed, the one in Brighton Road outside Northumberland House. This is the tree pit we hope to fill.
The other trees being removed are:
Blackbush Close – adjacent to Brighton Road (two trees)
Camborne Road – outside Lorraine Court (number 32/34)
Adjacent to the drive of 12
Cavendish Road – outside Melford Court (opposite 16)
Chalgrove Road – outside 7
Kayemoor Road – outside 44
The Ridgway – outside 36
Upland Road – outside of 5A
Willis Avenue – outside 13