Trees are cut back in York city centre to help leaves flourish

York Press: HIGHLY SKILLED: Tree lopping in Parliament Street, York HIGHLY SKILLED: Tree lopping in Parliament Street, York

TREES in York city centre have been significantly cut back.

Work, which started last week, is expected to take two weeks to complete.

Harvey Lowson, City of York Council's aboricultural manager, said: "The London Plane trees on Parliament Street are pruned every five years. This type of hard pruning is called pollarding which helps keep the canopy of large trees in size suitable for the environment in which they were planted. Pollarding is repeated at set intervals retaining trees at a set size.

"Across Europe, Plane trees are often managed in this way in city settings to retain lush green leaf cover. The work is normally carried out after Christmas when the streets are quieter and before the trees come into leaf which, in turn, encourages a new crown of leaves to quickly form during the summer."

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10:53am Wed 19 Mar 14

Oyy you says...

Now aren't they clever.........
Now aren't they clever......... Oyy you
  • Score: -3

11:38am Wed 19 Mar 14

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

Unfortunately very little attention if any is being taken of the adverse effects of the tree roots, particularly to the pedestrian area in Parliament Street . The walking surfaces are very uneven and hazardous to anyone with mobility problems, particularly the elderly and the partially sighted.
I am aware of the Councils money problems but unless some remedial action is taken the Council may face legal action should anyone injure themselves.The current lack of action might be very expensive!
Unfortunately very little attention if any is being taken of the adverse effects of the tree roots, particularly to the pedestrian area in Parliament Street . The walking surfaces are very uneven and hazardous to anyone with mobility problems, particularly the elderly and the partially sighted. I am aware of the Councils money problems but unless some remedial action is taken the Council may face legal action should anyone injure themselves.The current lack of action might be very expensive! Older Sometimes Wiser
  • Score: -8

12:04pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Mulgrave says...

The photo certainly shows tree lopping, but I don't think it is in Parliament Street!
The photo certainly shows tree lopping, but I don't think it is in Parliament Street! Mulgrave
  • Score: 2

12:05pm Wed 19 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

The work is normally carried out after Christmas when the streets are quieter and before the trees come into leaf which


Cutting it a bit fine arent we *no pun intended* :-)
[quote] The work is normally carried out after Christmas when the streets are quieter and before the trees come into leaf which [/quote] Cutting it a bit fine arent we *no pun intended* :-) TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 11

12:07pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Mulgrave says...

Mulgrave wrote:
The photo certainly shows tree lopping, but I don't think it is in Parliament Street!
Oops; on second thoughts it is.
[quote][p][bold]Mulgrave[/bold] wrote: The photo certainly shows tree lopping, but I don't think it is in Parliament Street![/p][/quote]Oops; on second thoughts it is. Mulgrave
  • Score: 5

12:27pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Mister Matosis says...

Older Sometimes Wiser wrote:
Unfortunately very little attention if any is being taken of the adverse effects of the tree roots, particularly to the pedestrian area in Parliament Street . The walking surfaces are very uneven and hazardous to anyone with mobility problems, particularly the elderly and the partially sighted.
I am aware of the Councils money problems but unless some remedial action is taken the Council may face legal action should anyone injure themselves.The current lack of action might be very expensive!
There's always one...
[quote][p][bold]Older Sometimes Wiser[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately very little attention if any is being taken of the adverse effects of the tree roots, particularly to the pedestrian area in Parliament Street . The walking surfaces are very uneven and hazardous to anyone with mobility problems, particularly the elderly and the partially sighted. I am aware of the Councils money problems but unless some remedial action is taken the Council may face legal action should anyone injure themselves.The current lack of action might be very expensive![/p][/quote]There's always one... Mister Matosis
  • Score: 6

1:00pm Wed 19 Mar 14

piemagico says...

In tomorrow's Press, "Man mows lawn in sign that Spring is following Winter"
In tomorrow's Press, "Man mows lawn in sign that Spring is following Winter" piemagico
  • Score: 7

3:40pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Another unilateral decision from the council. They should have had a poll.

Oh, wait. This is one. And these are the results.
Another unilateral decision from the council. They should have had a poll. Oh, wait. This is one. And these are the results. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 4

9:37pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

When I read about "Pollarding" my first thought was "Face bothered, bothered face?"
When I read about "Pollarding" my first thought was "Face bothered, bothered face?" Pinza-C55
  • Score: -1

2:30am Thu 20 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Hopefully this won't affect the flocks of Pied Wagtails that come and settle in these trees at night... because the area is so brightly floodlit, it means raptors such as Sparrowhawks and Falcons will either not even come close to the area or will be easily spotted, and so it is a safe haven for these smaller birds - leaves or no leaves.
Hopefully this won't affect the flocks of Pied Wagtails that come and settle in these trees at night... because the area is so brightly floodlit, it means raptors such as Sparrowhawks and Falcons will either not even come close to the area or will be easily spotted, and so it is a safe haven for these smaller birds - leaves or no leaves. Magicman!
  • Score: 2

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