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Repeal tree preservation orders in private gardens

Comment 1st July 2010

Repeal tree preservation orders in private back gardens

Why does this matter?

It is iniquitous that the local authority can put  tree preservation orders on trees in private gardens and prevent the prunning or removal of trees that have become far too large.  It means that there is a restriction of light and difficulty in growing other plants/crops in one's own garden.  The local authority puts preservation orders even on trees that the owner has planted such as flowering cherries, as well as self-seeding sycamores that are not native to this country.  It means that elderly people are having to cope with dealing with large leaf falls, self-seeding seedlings and blocked gutters, and can have their gardens in total shade.

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