Category: Trees

  • LEEDS TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS – INTERACTIVE MAP

    I have been sent the information below from Planning Services. It does take a few minutes to load up. “We have recently developed an online map showing all of the Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) across the Leeds district, hosted on the Leeds City Council website.  The map provides  information about the protected trees and copies of the…

  • EPICORMIC GROWTH AROUND THE BASES OF TREES

    I have received the information below from Forestry. Mainly this affects lime trees in the Adel area, particularly on The Drive but there will be other areas. “The Forestry department is experiencing more and more calls regarding the excessive growth (epicormic) around the bases of trees, especially lime trees. Our direct operations staff are covering…

  • DAMAGE TO TREE ON RING ROAD AT LAWNSWOOD

    A number of residents have contacted me with concerns over a tree that has been removed around the Lawnswood Roundabout, bearing in mind the assurance given that no trees were to be removed at present, until the Council had reappraised the options available. I took this up with Forestry. Set out below is the response received.…

  • TREES

    One of the questions I put forward at the last Full Council meeting on 13th September was in respect of trees, as set out below: Q         Will the Executive member with responsibility for the Environment please consider instructing our Tree Officers to have some leeway in allowing our constituents lives to be made brighter…

  • TREES – CORNER OF ST. HELENS LANE/ADEL LANE JUNCTION

    I met recently with a local resident to look at the problems being caused by the basal growth and some of the low branches on sight lines at the above junction. I took this up with the Arboricultural Officer who has advised as follows: “The trees identified on the junction of St Helen Lane and…

  • TREES

    One of the top topics we get in our correspondence regularly are complaints about overgrown and potentially dangerous trees. There is a huge backlog of work waiting to be carried out on trees in north Leeds. At the last Full Council meeting I raised a question about it and was told that there are 114…

  • TREE GUIDELINES

    I have received the information below from the Natural Environmental Manager, Parks & Countryside which may be of interest to you. “Our new publication, Tree Guidelines for the management of Leeds City Council’s trees, is now available to download from Council’s website. See link below: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/Pages/Forestry.aspx I hope that this document will provide a valuable guide…

  • TREES – CHURCH LANE

    I was recently asked the following question by a local resident: “Trees have been pruned and FELLED on Church Lane, adjacent the last property on the DWH site. One of the trees had a trunk diameter in excess of 3 feet. Previous planted saplings have also been damaged. Can you please tell me who instigated…

  • TREES – ST. HELENS LANE

    At a recent Street Surgery I was asked about the trees on St. Helens Lane where they have formed a canopy above the highway around the St. Helens Gardens area. The concern is darkness and the different light standard for drivers which I am advised has led to near misses in the area. I took…

  • TREES AT BODINGTON

    I have received the information below from the Principal Planner, Planning Services. I would welcome any comments you may have. “Dear Councillor, Please note that the emails below. As part of the Bodington Hall redevelopment the Council will adopt the existing internal access road that serves the site from Otley Road. This access road needs to…