Finally some good news for our threatened trees…. the Council have refused the felling of mature oak tree in the back garden of 25 West Oak Beckenham due to a lack of evidence indicating or proving that the tree was causing damage to nearby houses. Further details can be found online here.
There are numerous applications every year to fell or pollard our old for trees. Luckily this tree had a Tree Protection Order (TPO) so planning needed to be applied for before it could be felled. Trees without TPO are sitting ducks. If you have an old or mature tree in your road please contact the Council to ensure the tree is covered by a TPO. You can do this online at the link below.