Transport for London - Trees in London (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1388
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many street trees were removed by TfL due to maintenance or other work in 2015/16? Please provide a breakdown of the reason for removal (e.g. safety concerns, natural causes, self-set trees in the wrong location, 3rd party claims, GLA Group schemes, developer requests).

Answer

Answer for Transport for London - Trees in London (1)

Answer for Transport for London - Trees in London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A total of 420 trees were removed from the TfL road network in 2015/16, while 1,163 were planted, a net increase of 743 trees. The reasons for the removals were:

Safety                                                                                                                               30

Natural causes                                                                                                                 287

To enable developments (compensation paid to TfL)                                          14

To enable scheme delivery                                                                                    88

Third-party property claim                                                                                     1