FOI request detail

Tree on Brownhill Road

Request ID: FOI-0846-2021
Date published: 02 September 2020

You asked

Hi, I would like to know why the tree in front of 325 Brownhill Road SE6 1AL has been removed? With thanks,

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-0846-2021

Thank you for your request received on 18 August 2020 asking for information about a tree on Brownhill Road.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

The tree on Brownhill Road was removed as it had a disease and the structural condition at the base was poor. This was identified during the annual tree survey, and the recommendation from the surveyor was to fell the tree within seven days of reporting the defect to TfL. Subsequently, the recommendation was reviewed and a contractor was instructed to fell the tree on 31 July 2020. The tree was felled on the grounds of highway safety based on the information forwarded to us by the surveyor. The actual felling on the ground was conducted on 3-5 August 2020. 

If this is not the information you are looking for please feel free to contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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