Property owners have no say in the management of their own trees are are being stifled by bureaucrats and red tape. They should be able to use their own sound judgement.
A tree can be subject to a conservation order, meaning the owner is has to apply to his local council to do anything to it. Buraucrats tend to turn applications down with little or no regard for the motivations of the owner. Owners should absolutely have the right to fell/prune a tree on their own private land without the authorities interfering.