I nor the council want to remove trees unless they absolutely need to be removed. Yes if there are issues where we would be liable for insurance claims then we do have to remove the trees as the insurance pay outs worth thousand of pounds from the council’s already diminishing budget would not be the wisest choice for the residents nor the council. We do our best to look after and preserve our trees and are constantly looking for funding including Brent’s CIL funding to plant more trees as well ... we will look into this and get back to you.
There has been no further comment and signs have gone up on trees for removal tomorrow. This is a truly reckless and shocking programme of tree removal being undertaken by to council to cut costs.