|Springtime view along Cromwell Lane|
In addition to their scenic value, there are scientific and economic arguments about the value of trees, for recycling carbon dioxide and providing habitat.
Inventory of Roadside Trees
20 years ago, in November 2002, we made an inventory of significant roadside trees in Burton Green. There were approximately 100 of them.
Photos of many of the trees were posted on a page on the Burton Green website, as it was at the time. In those days download speeds were very slow so the images had to be kept small to enable the page to load in a reasonable time. The page was removed in 2012.
This is an archived copy of the page from 2002, in PDF format...
Some significant recent incidents were the attempt by contractors working for HS2 to cut down an oak tree at the top of Red Lane (shown in the photo just below), and also the felling of the iconic Sycamore Gap tree which received national publicity.
|Community protest against the felling of an oak tree at the top of Red Lane, June 2019|
Existing Tree Preservation Orders
A small number of trees in Burton Green do have preservation orders on them. These are:
TPO52 - 1 oak, 151 Cromwell Lane (just below Hickorys)
TPO68 - 2 oaks, 22 and 44 Red Lane (straight section of Red Lane)
TPO185 - 4 oaks and 1 ash around the old village hall
TPO563 - 1 oak south of The Water Tower, Hob Lane (this is not the school)
Tree Preservation page at WDC
Obtaining a Tree Preservation Order
Email firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating the location of the tree, species, and your reasons for nomination. The council will acknowledge receipt of your nomination, and then visit the site to make its own assessment.
HS2 Burton Green Oak Tree Protest
HS2 Burton Green Oak Tree Protest (Press report)
Ancient Woodlands in Burton Green