Tree Service Update
published on 22 May 2019

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.