Arising from our declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency, we have developed a tree strategy.
As a landowner we manage a significant tree stock in its national and local nature Reserves, woodlands, SANGS (suitable alternative natural green spaces), parks and open spaces, cemeteries and closed churchyards.
This strategy sets out how we will work with our partners to drive community action to increase tree canopy cover and quality in Teignbridge, focus on ‘the right tree in the right place’, promote best practice in terms of tree management and increase local engagement and interest in trees in their area.
The strategy also recognises the increasingly important role trees play in mitigating the effects of climate change, flood amelioration and pollution control.
We would welcome your feedback on the strategy through a short survey which will run until 30 July.
This is what we pay a climate change individual £35k a year for.????
Next - do you think drinking water should come from the taps.
No matter what we say on the tree survey, some development company will come along waving £1'sssss towards the planning committee and hey ho, trees will be chopped down for more development, so what's the point!
In Dawlish every few years chaps come round with chainsaws and butcher the tree's to within an inch of their lives. From a beautiful tree you end up with a trunk and nothing else.
The willow tree's on The Lawn have been systematically butchered every few years as are most of the tree's along the curbsides.
Nothing to do do climate change, but how much more money they can screw out of the rate payer in my opinion.
Dawlish has continued to sprial downwards over the last decade and a half. Whilst the councils continue to suck more money out of the residents and come up with mad hatter ideas that do not increase the quality of life of the residents, again in my opinion.
This survey closes this Monday (2nd August).
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