An email I sent today.
Dear Sirs*,I noted with sadness this morning the removal of a large mature tree on Stevenage High Street, on the pavement outside Waitrose.Under the freedom of information act, may I request some details about its removal?
- Was this tree subject of a TPO*? (I note it is not listed on the website here as having a post-1999 TPO, but the page does stage older TPOs are not listed.)
- What was the reason for its removal?
- What investigations were made (tree surgeon report etc) into alternative courses of action such as pollarding?Yours faithfully,Etc…
UPDATE: Just been pointed out to me that Sharon Taylor, leader of Stevenage Borough Council, Tweeted a few days ago about the “Dead Elm” being removed. https://twitter.com/sharonstevenage/status/506712493008625664
I shall still be interested to hear the council’s official reply.
UPDATE 2: They’ve replied. It was dead.