An application was recently made (Reference 16/04877/VC) to fell this mature and healthy pine tree growing in the front garden of the house at at the corner of Waverley Road and Woodstock Avenue BS6.
Having received eight objections from local residents, the Council has decided that the tree should rather be made the subject of a Tree Protection Order (TPO 1308). This is why:
The Pine is a prominent tree within this heavily built urban area; its removal would be detrimental to the character and appearance of this part of the conservation area. It is considered that the proposed works would adversely affect this part of the Conservation Area in terms of character and/or appearance. The works involved are considered to be unacceptable and a TPO is warranted.
It is always sad to lose any tree, especially when there is no good reason to remove it. Happily, we can all ensure that such threats are minimised by making sure that all applications to remove trees are carefully monitored.