Stillness falls

Jocelyn writes:

We are really gutted that the beautiful tree which used to greet residents of Stillness Road was chopped down without warning last week- would really like to know why and if it'll be replaced ... I have noticed a few others in the borough being lopped down - our neighbourhood and our air quality needs trees!

13 comments:

anon said...

Totally agree

BrockleyJo said...

Missing them in Amyruth Road as well.....thought ones that needed chopping would be replaced too?

anon said...

I totally agree. Example, new development near Chinese take away Mantle road.
First thing they did was remove the biggest tree near the station. Now there is a weedy sapling in it's place in the same corner of the front area. Why?

Angry local said...

Lewisham council, innit.

Don't forget to vote them out on 22 May.

Stu said...

Several of the ones on Salehurst rd have been removed in the last year too :(

arboricide said...

Trees cause a lot of problems in Brockley.


Some residents really object them blocking the light on their new home.


Often they get the blame for subsidence damage and people worry about the cost of insurance.


Or maybe they were culled because of an infestation by some contagious some tree lurgy.


in any case, it would need a permit, there should be a record of its destruction.

Dekanube said...

A few big ones gone down by catford bridge station too.... Annoying...

AliAfro said...

If it is got a tree preservation order, or if it is in a conservation area (and over a certain size) then they'd need a permit. Any other tree and I'm not sure if it would be protected?

anon said...

Sponsor a tree! http://brockleystreettrees.blogspot.co.uk/p/tree-sponsorship.html

Anon said...

If you want to find out about trees in Brockley go to the Brockley Street Tree blog. 10,000 hits and counting

Lumberdicks said...

Two mature London planes on Avignon Rd where the military truck was were removed recently. I asked the guys doing it and they said it was another insurance company job from a nearby house. It's scandalous that insurance companies can enforce this based on usually zero evidence, the fact that rooting dead tree roots could exacerbate any problem is conveniently ignored as is the fact that after one of the wettest Winters ever, the clay London soil will expand.

NAT said...

Absolutely. Felling is the default. A plane in Hilly Fields even had to be taken down even though it predated the building it was alleged to be affecting.

Tree said...

It's a shame Lewisham Council is so toothless.

You have got to admire the twigs they have planted recently our great great great grandchildren will enjoy.

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