RESOLVED that the Tree and Woodland Policy attached at annexe 1 to the report be approved
Reason: Public, Government and industry awareness of climate change and the fragile state of our environments, locally, nationally and internationally has never been higher or the importance of action so urgent. Tree planting and appropriate management of existing trees and woodlands owned by the Council are even more important as part of these concerns. There is therefore a need for a consistent and comprehensive approach to the Council’s tree and woodland management, beyond considering trees solely from a liability perspective.
[Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee]