Take action for trees in England
24 January 2019
Submit evidence to Defra’s consultation on urban trees and illegal felling
Defra are consulting on measures to help protect England’s urban trees by requiring local authorities to consult before felling street trees, to monitor their urban tree cover and to produce Tree and Woodland Strategies; and a measure to strengthen the Forestry Commission’s power to tackle illegal felling.
Confor is broadly supportive of the measures, although there are some areas where we feel the proposals could be tighter.
Your responses to this consultation will be valuable, both in support of the Confor response and in adding evidence from your own experience and expertise.
You can read Defra’s proposals here and can submit a full response to all the questions using the online form. (NB if using the online form, we advise keeping a copy of your answers in a Word document in case the submission fails).