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The felling of trees
Topic posted by Moshface ... dated:08 December 2009
A large amount of trees are being cut down in the Urmston area, is anyone aware of the reasons behind why some of these trees might have been cut down?
What are everyone's opinions on these trees being cut down?
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Reply posted by Stotty ... dated:14 October 2018

Does anyone have any idea why the tree opposite Grosvenor Road, situated on Flixton Road outside the Schooner has been chopped down?

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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:21 June 2013
Trafford's tree-management policy is obviously working well if a diseased tree has been identified from routine checks. Communication seems to be a different matter.
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Reply posted by NicUrms ... dated:21 June 2013
There's a feature on the Daily Mail website today about the beautiful tree on church road being chopped
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:20 June 2013
Looking at the photos it doesn't look too healthy at the core. The felling of trees with no reasonable excuse is always to be abhorred but in this case you wonder if it wasn't the correct decision. Today's society are so prone to sue or shout hurt which often leaves Council little option to prevent any occurrence leading to this. Now a new and mature tree should be planted to show this was not an exercise in futility.
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Reply posted by Kilbaha ... dated:20 June 2013
 
Coverage of the story on a national newspaper 
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Reply posted by TeamTHT ... dated:20 June 2013
Hi,

Green Fingers, our tree specialists recently identified that the cherry tree outside the Shawe Hall Community Centre was diseased and that the fungi in the tree was going to rot to the roots. This would have left it unstable and it would have eventually fallen over without any warning. As you can imagine this could be very dangerous so we had to take it down for the safety of local people and the wider community.

Trafford Housing Trust.
Re: The felling of trees
Reply posted by Wehttam ... dated:13 June 2013
Trafford usually ensure that trees are not lopped topped or felled in the bird nesting season (March -August) unless an ecologist has given the all clear.
 
I would suggest that if you have any concerns of trees being damaged/cut down etc you contact Derek Austin (Traffords Tree Officer) directly via email Derek.Austin@trafford.gov.uk.
 
If you think a tree/group near you is of particular beauty and adds to the gerneral character of the area, you can even suggest to him that a Tree Preservation Order is granted to ensure its given better protection or ensure that a replacement is planted if it is removed for whatever reason.
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Reply posted by OscarB ... dated:12 June 2013
I cannot believe that tree has been felled it was always stunning in blossom. Where is the appreciation of beautiful things these days?
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Reply posted by Kilbaha ... dated:12 June 2013
Signed already, the current economic situation gives Trafford Council the excuse to fell healthy trees. Policies like this will change the local landscapes for decades to come.
 
The felling of the cherry blossom was done 'allegedly' without the knowledge of the Trafford tree management team but on the request of THT. A company called Green Fingers, are thought to have done the work. Why is a external company being used to do the work?
 
More like Green Chainsaws. And no one knew it was to happen, there's a surprise.
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Reply posted by AndrewP ... dated:12 June 2013
It seems the council is hell bent on cutting down a lot of seemingly healthy trees in Urmston. A lot of mature trees were recently felled on Greenfield Avenue and just yesterday a beautiful Cherry Blossom was cut down on Church Road outside Shawehall Community Centre.
 
Please sign this petition if you want Urmston to stay green http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-destroying-healthy-trees
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Reply posted by Kilbaha ... dated:14 March 2012
I read that the top three trees for wildlife are the Rowan, Birch and the Oak but as suggested check on the RHS site for the height and spread at 10 years growth of all trees and shrubs, to give you an idea. You may be surprised at what is classed as a 'small' tree.
Many problems are caused by people planting to close to the boundaries not taking into account the trunk size never mind the foliage!
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Reply posted by Roxy ... dated:14 March 2012
Thankyou everyone I have a large garden and will try most of the suggestions
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Reply posted by Boblet ... dated:14 March 2012
Hi Roxy, take a look at this RSPB article on planting trees for wildlife.
 
Also, if you have plenty of shrubs and vegetation, consider bird feeders, bird baths and installing a bird box to attract birds to your garden.
 
Once you've seen birds enjoying the plants and trees you've planted, your enjoyment will be even greater as you'll know that it's a result of your efforts.
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Reply posted by Jayess ... dated:14 March 2012
What about a Rowan tree Roxy.  According to folklore it will keep the witches and goblins away.  I grew mine from a berry, brought back from holiday.
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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:14 March 2012
Roxy,
Just in case your friends simply dislike trees don't plant them too close to the border, any overhang they can chop off and throw the bits your way, the same goes for the fruit which drops.
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:13 March 2012
...and plenty of plants that develop seed heads, and some sunflowers. You'll have loads of feathered friends!
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Reply posted by Roxy ... dated:12 March 2012
Tom perhaps you are right, and yes I will get some fruit trees
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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:12 March 2012
You can buy a few saplings, six or ten feet tall, no problem.  I have cherry and pear trees in my little back yard, they cost me £6 each and produce plenty of fruit (the birds love the cherries).
 
Perhaps your neighbour's trees weren't appropriate for the location - it happens often. 
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Reply posted by Roxy ... dated:12 March 2012
Steak I never said I wouldn't plant more trees, but I won't be here to see them get to the same size, all I'm saying is its a shame that these had to be cut down
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Reply posted by LumbyLad ... dated:12 March 2012
I know what you mean Roxy, it's sad when such beautiful mature trees get cut down, usually paved over, which dose not look pretty.
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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:12 March 2012
Roxy,
The trees were in their garden not yours and gave them the right to remove them. As regards to the trees being there first, well I suppose that there were streams, ditches, and dirt tracks all over the area as well as trees but I have no doubt you wouldn't want them back. Can you explain why you can't simply plant some new trees.
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Reply posted by Roxy ... dated:11 March 2012
Tom The point is these trees were here before the houses we're built , these people bought their homes knowing about the trees so why cut them down, they are at the bottom of a very large garden so can't be causing any harm, it's a very big shame they had to be cut down
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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:11 March 2012
Why don't you plant some replacement trees?  It's hardly expensive.
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Reply posted by Roxy ... dated:10 March 2012
Steak These trees were in the bottom of my garden just over the fence, so yes every Autumn the leaves fell into my garden, these trees must of been growing for forty years or more, so what if you have to spend some time gardening, if they did not want to do that then they should be living in a high rise!
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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:10 March 2012
Roxy,
Why should someone else do all the work just so that you can sit and admire, there is nothing to stop you putting your own trees in.
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Reply posted by Roxy ... dated:08 March 2012
3 beautiful trees have been chopped to the floor behind my house, on asking why these trees have been brought down is the people who's garden there in does not like collecting the leaves in Autumn! I'm so annoyed I used to love watching the birds nesting and the wood pigeons waking me up in summer
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Reply posted by Ian ... dated:21 November 2011
Elfie, thank you for the info, we live just off Kingston and the sky line  has changed considerably and will miss these large trees,  which I suspect have been there for @ 40 years. Perhaps in these financial times, trees are not  everyone's main concern and I suppose the council will save money for a year or two on tree pruning/leaf clearing etc. until the new saplings have grown.
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Reply posted by Elfie ... dated:20 November 2011
Ian, every household on Kingston was consulted in the summer regarding the felling of trees. As a resident I took great exception to this, and contacted the Council.
Unfortunately the overall concensus after the consultation period was that the trees should be felled ( only two objections as I understand), although after a fight I managed to secure the safety of one close to my house.
The trees will be taken town completely within a few weeks, and I have assurances from the council that replacements saplings with be planted before April 2012.
Re: The felling of trees
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:17 November 2011
Ask the Tree Management Unit, Ian.access.trafford@trafford.gov.uk Telephone: 0161 912 2000
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