Freedom of information response

Trees in our authority

Publication date: 
Monday 25 November 2019
Request: 

1. Do you conduct an audit or have figures relating to the number of trees that your authority has responsibility for? If so please provide me with a figure for the number of trees at the nearest date you have to (a) 1.4.19 and (b) 1.4.16.

2. How many trees that you have responsibility for were felled by either your employees or contractors working on behalf of your authority in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19?

3. How many trees for which you have responsibility were planted by your employees or contractors working on behalf of your authority in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19?

4. How many trees in your authority were subject to a Tree Preservation Order as at (a) 1.4.19, and (b) 1.4.16?

5. How many trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order were felled in the 18-19 financial year? Please provide me with a list showing the number of each species involved.

Response: 

1. We do not have an audit we work on the figure of 34,000 .

2. Please see below:

1st March 2015- 1st March 2016 = 87 trees felled

1st March 2016-1st March 2017 = 75 trees felled

1st March 2017-1st March 2018 = 57 trees felled

1st March 2018-1st March 2019 = 53 trees felled

1st March 2019- 7th November 2019 = 44 trees felled

3. These are grown nursery standard container trees that we have ordered and planted I do not have numbers for whips, cuttings or seedlings that we may assist  in planting for the community.

2014-2015 = 16 trees planted

2015-2016 = 0 trees planted

2016-2017 = 102 trees planted

2017-2018 = 5 trees planted

April 2019- November 2019 = 32 trees planted

*Another 34 to be planted by March 2020

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5. 12 trees were consented to be felled:

1 Lime

1 Oak

1 Eucalyptus

1 Poplar

1 Ash

2 Lime

1 Sycamore

1 Weeping Ash

1 Prunes

1 Maple

1 Horse Chestnut

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Request reference:
FOI 9530