Tree loss in your park schemes (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-03-23
Session date: 
March 23, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0827
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Did you ask boroughs to include criteria for protecting mature and broadleaf trees and canopy cover for any tenders relating to parks included in your Priority Park and Help a London Park schemes? Please provide the specific or relevant criteria.

Answer

Answer for Tree loss in your park schemes (2)

Answer for Tree loss in your park schemes (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Improving amenity and biodiversity value was a key aim for the improvements funded through my Help a London Park Scheme. In fact in a number of parks the planting of new trees and woodlands has been undertaken as part of the planned improvements.

Tree felling has only been undertaken where it would not compromise the amenity or biodiversity value of the parks and had the support of local communities. In those parks where trees have been removed, new planting will result in a net increase in the number of trees and the area of tree canopy cover.