Friday 5 October 2012 8.05pm
Thanks Paula, that's a useful link.
I must say that the questions in the survey seem to be designed so that no sensible person can say anything but yes, for example, "Do you think that removing trees because they are dead, dying, diseased or dangerous is the right thing to do?"
But on the second page it has some open questions, to which I said:
What do you consider the main issues to be in terms of the way trees are managed and maintained within Southwark?
The continuous loss of large mature trees within private development sites.
What improvements would you suggest that we can make to the way trees are managed in the future?
Where planning applications for new buildings involve the loss of mature trees, make it a requirement that trees are retained, or are replaced with an equal canopy area. And these should be on the site, not on the pavement, or in the park, where the property developer's money is likely to just replace council expenditure, rather than reducing our ongoing tree loss.
I'm a bit of a tree hugger!