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.