TfL and tree planting (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0706
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many mature trees have been felled by TfL each year since 2012? Please provide a breakdown of the figures showing the reasons why the trees were cut down and whether or not they were replaced.

Answer

Answer for TfL and tree planting (1)

Answer for TfL and tree planting (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The following is the record of all street trees removed from the Transport for London Road network since 2012.

              Reason / Year

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

              Safety

43

122

123

30

              Natural causes

285

444

634

287

              Development

2

3

43

14

              Scheme

1

4

55

88

              3rd party claim

30

5

11

1

              Self-set trees

4

2

12

-

              TOTAL

365

580

878

420

These figures relate to all street trees felled, which includes young, semi-mature or mature specimens, as the boundaries between these categories are not clearly defined.

The planting of new trees is not recorded as 'replacement' or 'additional' as it may be some way from a felled tree, or at some later date. As per my response to MQ2016/0707, a greater number of trees are planted than destroyed.