Tree pruning in Greenwich Park

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-03-23
Session date: 
March 23, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0771
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you ask LOCOG to urgently review their plans to prune more than 400 trees, including ancient and veteran trees, to heights of up to 5.2m, with some branches being removed to the stem? This seems excessive, runs contrary to guidelines and could cause long-term damage to highly valuable trees.

Answer

Answer for Tree pruning in Greenwich Park

Answer for Tree pruning in Greenwich Park

Answered By: 
The Mayor

LOCOG plans some additional tree works for the test event at Greenwich Park this July, to prevent any long-term damage to trees. These plans have been developed together with The Royal Parks. Only eight trees involve more than minor pruning, with no tree requiring trimming of branches over 150mm in diameter. A further 211 trees will require minor pruning.