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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney
Posted by: Caroline Whitehead
Date/Time: 18/05/16 14:47:00

At last- a definitive reply from the PLA.

"Dear Caroline
I must first apologise for the delay getting back to you about recent tree works in the Putney area.

Your understanding is quite correct these specific works near Putney were carried out as part of the Fulham Football Club (FFC) stadium development. The approval process for a works licence for that development identified that tree work was required to mitigate the effects on prevailing winds that enable recreational and leisure sailing activity in the area. It is also the case that the works have also been beneficial to other river users ie rowers, kayakers and canoeists etc by managing trees overhanging the river that can impede navigation by small craft.

It is important to underline that this specific tree work at Putney would have been carried out in due course as part of the long term tree management programme in place since 2009 between Beverley Brook and Kew. This programme is vital because of the consequences of self seeded trees growing out of or near the revetment walls (ie the stone and concrete embankment walls).  The revetment walls must be protected not least to avoid long term damage to the vital embankment and towpath or even a substantial collapse. The revetment wall is of course part of the flood defences.

Other aspects of the tree management plan drawn up by arboriculturists include the need to:

  remove diseased / damaged trees
  remove / manage trees impeding safe / normal navigation of the river
  remove / manage trees endangering or likely to present hazard to either users of the towpath or river users
  improve the environment for specimen and native trees eg the Native Black Poplars

Since 2009, we have been implementing tree management on an annual basis between Beverley Brook and Kew. It is neither possible nor desirable to carry out all these works over many miles of revetment in one season, not least to ensure works are carried out at an appropriate time for local wildlife. Similarly there is no intention to remove all trees, as the management plan makes clear. Some are not damaging the revetment at the current time and in some places the revetment has been built to take account of individual trees. And of course trees on the land side of the towpath are generally not involved except where they are diseased or damaged and / or presenting a hazard to towpath users etc.

The removal of the trees growing out of the revetment achieves the primary aim of preventing further damage to the wall. In due course, and once the effects of tree removal have become clearer, our intention is to repair damage caused to the revetment".


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Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney17/03/16 20:49:00 Jo L Mercer
   Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/03/16 07:58:00 Catherine Schade
      Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/03/16 09:15:00 Jo L Mercer
   Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/03/16 13:14:00 anthony hannaford
      Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/03/16 14:25:00 Caroline Whitehead
         Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/03/16 14:37:00 Caroline Whitehead
      Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney21/03/16 16:02:00 James Elder
   Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/03/16 15:59:00 Catherine Whitow
   Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/03/16 16:52:00 Catherine Whitow
      Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/03/16 21:45:00 Bunny Payne
         Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney20/03/16 10:45:00 Victoria Richardson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney20/03/16 13:01:00 Catherine Whitow
         Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney20/03/16 10:48:00 Lucille Grant
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney21/03/16 11:43:00 Bunny Payne
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney21/03/16 12:30:00 Alex Greenbank
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney21/03/16 15:00:00 Dave Roberts
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney21/03/16 19:47:00 Alex Greenbank
                        Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney23/03/16 16:00:00 Clifford Cowell
                           Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney23/03/16 17:43:00 Dave Roberts
                              Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney23/03/16 19:03:00 Caroline Whitehead
                                 Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney24/03/16 21:23:00 James Elder
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney25/03/16 09:20:00 Caroline Whitehead
      Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney27/03/16 01:45:00 Vic Condon
         Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney27/03/16 01:51:00 Vic Condon
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney27/03/16 11:06:00 Sue Hammond
         Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney01/04/16 11:23:00 Lynne McNulty
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney01/04/16 11:41:00 Vic Condon
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney01/04/16 12:43:00 Sue Hammond
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney01/04/16 13:27:00 Vic Condon
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney03/04/16 11:54:00 Clifford Cowell
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney04/04/16 20:33:00 Bill Christie
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney04/04/16 22:07:00 Matt Palmer
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney04/04/16 22:09:00 Vic Condon
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/05/16 14:47:00 Caroline Whitehead
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/05/16 20:42:00 Katrina Black
   Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/05/16 19:44:00 Bunny Payne
      Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney10/01/20 12:35:00 Peter Colvin
         Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney10/01/20 16:03:00 Peter Colvin
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney18/02/20 21:10:00 Caroline Whitehead
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tree felling on Thames Path at Putney21/02/20 19:18:00 Jenny Featherstone

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