Issue - decisions
City of York’s Arboricultural Policy for the Management of the Public Trees and Woodland.
Resolved: That the policy for the management of the Council’s public trees be agreed subject to the following amendments;
Tree Removal and Pruning
· Policy Statement 6: The removal of the word retain so that it reads-To increase light levels or change the view in or out of a private property.
· Clarification of Policy Statement 16 (Funding of Tree Work by Third Parties) to define the nature of the work and outline under what circumstances it should be approved.
Reason: (i) To ensure that the Council’s duty of care toward tree management and protection remains consistent and transparent and that resources are used to the best effect.
(ii) To give a better understanding of tree management practices in York
(iii) To protect valuable trees from unnecessary damage, inappropriate work or removal.