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Re: Pollarding street trees

Subject: Re: Pollarding street trees
From: Tim Moya
Date: Dec 31 2002 13:39:36
John Flannigan wrote:
 Trees must have
amenity to be protected by TPOs but at the moment amenity seems to
mean visible to the general public and hasn't taken on board the
wider issues such as a non-visible tree still harbours wildlife and
absorbs pollution but that will come (I hope).

Not really John - although the Blue Book talks about trees having visual
amenity to deserve protection with a TPO in practice there is no requirement
for this to be the case. I would bet that the majority of TPO trees are not
visible from any public place (fotunately the work required to prove this
would be impracticle so my money's safe).

{:-)

Tim


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