Trees for Old Farm Avenue- MEQ


Dear Department,

I am emailing regarding a constituent concern, on Old Farm Avenue, Southgate N14.

The road until recently had planted trees on the pavements, and residents have expressed concern as to why these trees have not only been removed, but not even replaced.

The aesthetics of the road has deteriorated according to residents, and I would like to know if the council intend to replace these trees for the benefit of residents and the wider environment in Southgate.

Hope to have a response soon.


Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding trees that have been felled on Old Farm View N14.

Enfield council run a removal and replacement program where every tree in the borough that is removed is replace on a 1 for 1 basis. We aim to plant the trees in the same location as the previous tree providing the site fits our current planting criteria. Failing this we will find an alternative site on the same road or and adjacent road.

Unfortunately I have looked on our tree database and cannot find any details on trees that have been felled on Old Farm View. I am going to investigate this further to ensure that no trees have been illegally removed.

However, as there is clearly a want for more trees on this road I will add it to our ‘planting request’ list. This is a list we use to enable residents to put in requests for planting. Providing there are suitable sites on the road we will aim to plant them up this planting season, October 2018 – March 2019.

All planting is subject to available funds and resources at the time.

I hope I have answered your enquiry

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