Council Pandora UK plans tree cull Council plans tree cull But this has provoked fury from citizens and environmentalists, who fear the borough's character as the"Queen of suburbia"Will be shattered. Secret plans have been drawn up to reduce what amount of lime trees in ealing almost one in five of its tree population because they cost at least?55, 000 a year to preserve. The labour run council promises to each lime it removes with two new trees, but campaigners say this is an inadequate resolution to trees that have stood since victorian and edwardian times. One kama'aina(, Leana Pooley, Who wrote to council leader John Cudmore to scream, Supposed: "Ealing is allowed to be the queen of the suburbs because of the trees and street planting.They were planted to look a an area of the estate.It was beginning garden suburb, Graham simmonds, leader of the trees for cities charity, which aims to plant a million more trees working london by 2010, urged the local authority or authorities to"Think carefully"Before agreeing to a extensive cull. He explained: "If the motive is to save cash on tree maintenance then this needs to be weighed up against the financial benefits that trees bring, Mr simmonds said that insurance claims for subsidence were far about to have been caused by poor foundations than the effect of Pandora Gold Beads tree roots. "We don't fall for that two young trees in place of one mature tree, which may have 100 years to grow, is sufficient, Note dixon, of the nation's urban forestry unit, supposed: "Urban trees do get an unfair press by way of being hailed as the scapegoats for causing subsidence.In most of instances these are probably not causing the problems, particularly in the south east where you have got london clay that does swell and shrink with the seasons, Nigel sumner, tory natural spokesman on ealing council said ealing town centre could lose 40 per cent of its trees if the cull went ahead. He Pandora Charms UK feared other species can targeted next. "The hurricane of october 1987 ravaged ealing, he explained. "A little 3, 500 street trees were damaged 1, 500 were lime foliage.Eighteen years later we have essentially Pandora Beads UK caught up but now we face another hurricane, But mr cudmore claimed the trees were a problem greatly assist"Rock solid"Growth and enchantment to insects, whose droppings made streets slippery.He said the limes seemed like"Cabbages on stands"Because plants be severely pruned back every three years. He said the council had been given"A great number of, many reproaches from residents"And said a radical solution was must limit the cost. In a a reaction to ms pooley, he published: "We have to decide what is most sustainable way of managing these trees. "Is it to keep pouring council taxpayers' money into this programme or to act on a longerterm solution and look to a new generation of street trees to interchange them,