A new strategy put forward by Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) is set to see more trees planted and protected around the Three Rivers area.
The new ‘tree strategy’ published by the council was put together after 18 months of consultation with residents and will help guide their work on trees and hedgerows for the next five years.
Council leader, councillor Sarah Nelmes said: “In Three Rivers we are lucky to have a wealth of outstanding green spaces right on our doorstep.
By recognising the importance of trees in mitigating and adapting to the climate and ecological crises we face, this strategy will play a crucial part in helping to deliver our climate emergency and sustainability strategy and achieving our long-term goal of a sustainable district.”
As part of the new plans, TRDC has also launched an online portal dedicated to protected trees in the district.
Owners of trees that have a protection order, or those that exist in conservation areas, are required by law to make an application to the council before felling or pruning said trees.
This new portal allows tree owners, local residents and tree surgeons to get instant information on the trees, with people able to enter a postal address or postcode to see if there are any protected trees on their property, nearby or if they live in a conservation area.
You can visit the web portal here.