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Trees are the largest and longest-lived organisms upon the earth. Within a town they are the largest structures in most residential streets and open spaces and are only dwarfed by high-rise buildings. Globally they are crucial in maintaining the delicate balances of nature allowing the continuance of life.

Protecting Trees

Trees are an important part of our heritage and environment. There are many benefits of trees and the Council has the power to protect trees and to control the work which is undertaken to trees that make an important contribution to the local area.