Decision details

Tree Management Principles

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The updated Tree Management Principles cover how the Council will manage the tree stock in addition to ensuring that it is safe. The document also identifies how the Council will respond to tree planting, requests for tree pruning, tree removal and other impacts that trees can have on the public, land or highway.


That the updated processes and principles associated with the management and maintenance of trees in Trafford, as set out in the ‘Tree Management Principles’ document appended to the report, be approved for consultation.

Reasons for the decision:

The existing tree policy is out of date and requires updating to reflect current issues surrounding the management and maintenance of trees.

Alternative options considered:

The option to continue to manage trees referring to the existing policy was considered however, it would not address the current issues facing the longer term management and maintenance of trees.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 22/06/2020

Date of decision: 29/05/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

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