TREE BITES THE DUST
tree falls over in Acton Green as concern grows
about maintenance of local tree stock
Green lost yet another tree on Friday night
during the relatively high winds. Ironically,
it placed itself precisely in the spot where
Christmas trees are laid for recycling. Chiswick
needs as many trees as it can get to help counter
our pollution rates.
no one was hurt: a few years ago when another
tree was blown down in Acton Lane, it landed
on a row of parked cars, writing off two of
general maintenance of trees is causing some
concern in Chiswick. Much of the tree stock
is old and decaying and potentially unsafe.
Budget cuts have meant that tree pruning operations
occur less regularly leading to problems for
residents such as loss of light and fouling
of cars by nesting birds, particularly pigeons.
Longer term concerns are subsidence caused
by tree roots.
Hounslow borough, CIP, the organisation responsible
for maintaining trees have admitted that some
trees may not be pruned until 2005. CIP has
said that they are aware that a number of trees
had grown so that branches were touching houses.
They have asked Hounslow Council for extra
funding to enable them to prune such trees
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