The Council's Tree Service has move from reactive maintenance to cyclical programme from 1 April 2019 to comply with Islington Council's Tree Policy, which requires all recorded trees to be inspected for a general assessment and pruning requirement once every three years.
This means the Council will no longer provide a reactive service for tree works.
Why is this being done?
To comply with Islington Council's Tree Policy which requires all recorded trees to be inspected for a general assessment and pruning requirement once every three years.
How do I know when my tree works are due?
Please see the schedule below.
For further details, see enclosed the Street Tree Maintenance Cycle or visit www.Islington.gov.uk//sports-parks-and-trees/trees
What will happen next?
The Council's Tree Service will contact you in the allocated year. An inspector will either visit or write to arrange a site visit.
The following reasons will not constitute grounds for the pruning or removal of trees by the council:
- Interference with satellite dish TV reception
- Excessive leaf fall
- Where tree is perceived to be too large
- Obstruction of view
- Mess caused by insects or birds
- Problems associated with fruit
- Problems associated with pollen
- Healthy mature trees will not be removed to create space to plant new trees
- Someone is willing to pay for the removal and replacement of a tree the perceived risk that will cause subsidence in the future
- Causing disruption to pavements, kerbs, garden paths and walls. In these cases engineering solutions will be sought
Leaseholders are responsible for all vegetation and trees in their own private gardens.