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Tree Preservation Order

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 12:35, Tuesday 28 July 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

This tree is under threat from inappropriate proposed building in an established open area. The tree is part of the established pattern of London Plane Trees in this conservation area eg. here and Redland Road. The attached photo demonstrates how much the development would interfere with the tree's roots and canopy. These trees are a recognised form of reducing carbon in many cities, and this particular tree supports a range of important local wildlife. Clyde Lane is the only part of the conservation zone which lacks a significant amount of established trees, this being the only one, making it doubly important to local residents, gardens and wildlife and the overall amenity. Removal of or damage to the tree roots and canopy due to building or ongoing management will remove this single important tree. The importance of these Plane trees is clearly recognised by the Council because of the regular pollarding calendar they conduct. The policy of the local residents is to preserve as many trees as possible, shown by the fact that Clyde Road's residents purchased the rowan trees that line Clyde road 25 years ago. All residents are proud of the tree coverage we have managed to maintain and increase, and want to take steps to preserve this important London Plane, which is irreplaceable. Damage, loss or reduction in the efficiency of any tree must go against the Council's 2030 goals for carbon neutrality. I therefore formally request the Council put in place a TPO on this tree. It is a Council owned tree, is situated on a public highway and therefore forms part of the Council's established policy of maintaining mature trees in all parts of the Conservation area, and across the City.

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