|Address||Jhoots Pharmacy Westbury On Trym Primary Care Centre Westbury Hill Bristol BS9 3AA
|Proposal||T1 - Fraxinus excelsior - Fell.|
|Type||Works to Trees in Conservation Areas|
|Decision||Preservation Order NOT REQUIRED|
|BCC Planning Portal||BCC Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 1 Objectors: 2 Total: 3|
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|Comment analysis||Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
This is a prominent tree in a Conservation Area.
The immediate area is very built up and not always attractively so, with rear entrances to commercial premises in full view and a large, always full, car park.
So the tree softens the scene - improving it considerably.
It is an Ash and may be lost at some time in the future. But if it is not diseased now then it should stay. In fact national policy says that Ash trees, even with ADB, should only be felled if they are a danger. If this policy of chopping down Ash trees "just in case" was adopted more generally, then 20% of the UK tree stock would have to go immediately. Instead the Applicant might consider "succession planting" of a tree of a different species nearby, rather than fell this one?
It just might be one that is resistant to ADB.