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APPROVAL OF TREE MANAGEMENT POLICY

Meeting: 18/09/2023 - Executive (Item 28)

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To consider a report from the Executive Member for Highways, Environmental, and Traded Services.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the proposed updated policy for the management and maintenance of trees in Trafford be approved.

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Highways, Environmental, and Traded Services introduced the report highlighting the importance of maintaining the Council’s tree stock as part of the Council’s efforts around addressing climate change. The report showed that the consultation on the draft policy had received mainly positive feedback from residents. The Executive Member for Highways, Environmental, and Traded Services concluded the introduction by speaking of the importance of getting the trees right for people due to their impact upon the lived environment and communities.

 

Following the introduction, the Leader welcomed the report before opening the floor to the other Executive Members and those in attendance.

 

The Leader of the Green Party welcomed the report and stated that he had received a visit from a Britain in bloom representative. The representative noted some trees and other plants in Trafford had been damaged by mowers and strimmers and they advised that grass should be kept longer around the base of trees. The Executive Member for Highways, Environmental, and Traded Services thanked the Councillor for the feedback which would be passed onto Amey.

 

The Leader then read out the recommendation of the report which was approved.

 

RESOLVED:

1)    That the report be noted.

2)    That the proposed updated policy for the management and maintenance of trees in Trafford be approved.