Question: Councillor D. Smith “To ask the Chief Executive can the trees between Donabate Graveyard and the back of Willowbrook be cut in a symmetrical fashion, there is one tree on the end row which has remained uncut and is threatening and leaning into a residential garden?”
Reply: Crown reduction works have been completed along the eastern boundary and there are no proposals to carry out further pruning on these trees. These works were carried out in accordance with BS 3998 whereby no more than 30% of the crown’s photosynthetic capacity is removed at any one time. The tree at the end of the row was reduced by 4-5m with the others. The tree has been repeatedly inspected and is not leaning or threating the adjoining properties.