FOI request detail

Tree surgeon report

Request ID: FOI-0911-2223
Date published: 08 August 2022

You asked

Can I please have sight of the report from the tree surgeon informing of the date attended and outcome of inspection. Location Name: 669 Great West Rd

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0911-2223

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15 July 2022, asking for a tree inspection report.

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

Details of the inspection report are as follows;

The Asset ID is 200000160725.
Tree species is Common lime
Date of last inspection was the 20/3/22
Physiological Condition – Good
Structural Condition – Good
No Defects were recorded
The defect in question being it does not require any work to either remove deadwood or cut back. Based on this information TfL would not consider any work necessary at this time.

Trees are vital assets for all Londoners especially along the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) and provide numerous benefits to Londoners and the communities where they grow. This is reflected within our policies for the management of Green Estate on the TLRN. The policy states ‘TfL will manage street trees in a sustainable manner in accordance with current best practice and recognised industry standards for tree works.’
Therefore unless there is an overriding justification and no alternative, tree works requested by third parties will not generally be approved to address complaints in respect of the following:
•           loss of daylight to adjacent properties;
•           to prevent the fall of leaf, twigs, flowers or fruit;
•           pollen allergy;
•           to reduce use of trees by birds or other animals and insects;
•           sightlines for shop frontages or advertising; or
•           to improve reception from wireless, television or satellite antennas where aerials or antenna have been installed without proper recognition of tree growth.
Tree works may be undertaken when:
•           previous management e.g. pollarding, requires a continued programme of work;
•           highway safety or infrastructure is compromised;
•           the tree presents an unacceptable risk of failure;
•           pests and diseases need to be and can be controlled through tree works;
•           an actionable nuisance needs to be abated; or
•           professional management requires the removal of self-set trees and individual trees as part of woodland thinning operations

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Eva Hextall
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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