A new issue has been raised recently – the number of tree removals. The concern was the removal of existing mature trees when organisations like Woodlands Trust & CPRE are promoting tree planting because trees suck carbon from the air and store it in the ground. Their removal releases CO2 back into the atmosphere.
The Forum has a policy in its adopted Plan on trees – OS5 – which recognises “the wooded and leafy community character of Pyrford is an important asset to the community” The Plan also says, “There is strong support for retention of trees in the area.” Click here for further details on the policy and its justification – pages 33 – 35.
Interestingly, tree related planning applications are 25% of the total since January 2015 and in that time the number of applications has increased from 25 in 2015 to 80 in 2021. Tree applications can include crowning, branch removal as well as complete tree removal.
What are your views on existing trees being removed?
So far, two other issues have been raised – parking & speeding.
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