Tree Removals

Our Arboricultural Officers carry out scheduled and ad hoc inspections of all of our street trees. All inspections consider:

  • the individual tree
  • its condition
  • whether any maintenance work is necessary to maintain the tree in a suitable condition for its location.

Sometimes we have to remove trees. This is usually because the tree is dead, diseased or dangerous.

This page shows the details on tree removals within Southend, including the location and species of the tree and why it was removed. This page does not include tree removals for planning purposes.

When a tree is removed, we record the location to make sure that the tree cover within the town is maintained and extended in line with our policy.

The exact location for the replanting is constrained by any existing underground/overhead services, continued presence of tree roots/old stumps/soil pathogens (a pathogen is a bacterium, micro organism or virus that can cause disease), maintaining safe sight lines etc.

Southchurch Boulevard Central Area Opposite 71/70-72 Elms (four) Two trees have died and two are now dying back significantly.
131 Tankerville Drive Norway Maple The tree is a poor specimen which has previously been severely pruned and has caused historic damage to the footpath.
Outside 13 Ditton Court Road Cherry This small tree has been severely damaged by a vehicle and retention is not feasible
Side of Westcliff Parade Magnolia Tree has died
Side of rear of 38 Westcliff Parade Magnolia Tree has died
Outside 2 Wilson Road Magnolia Tree has died
Outside 6 Wilson Road Magnolia Tree has died
Side of 15 Wilson Road Magnolia Tree has died
Outside 7 Wilson Road Magnolia Tree has died
Opposite The Stable, Wilson Road Magnolia Tree has died
Outside 21/23 Stuart Road Malus Sp – Crab Apple The tree in question was found to be in a condition unsuitable for long term retention.  The tree is suffering from a significant wood decay fungi infection at the base of the stem.
Outside 52 Rochford Road Acer platanoides - Norway Maple A large area of roots are above ground , the roots have girdled the tree and there are signs of root damage.
72 Vernon Road Robinia The tree is causing major disruption to the foot path.
126-128 Eastwood Old Road Oak The tree has been declining for a number of years and is no longer viable for retention.
Opposite 131 St Helens Road Lime Decay has developed in the main trunk so the tree needs to be removed on health and safety grounds.
Adjacent to 162 Westbury Road Sycamore  Poor condition result from historic heavy pruning, root damage to highwaypath and kerbs
Outside 42 Grasmead Avenue Rowan Ganoderma decay fungi at base of stem
Outside 36 Grasmead Avenue Rowan Basal damage and poor physiological condition
Outside 14 Grasmead Avenue Rowan Crown die back and poor physiological condition
Outside 33 Grasmead Avenue Whitebeam Basal decay
Side of 32 Glenbervie Drive Rowan Crown die back and poor physiological condition
Opposite 54-60 Broomfield Avenue 4 x Silver Maple, 1 x Whitebeam and 1 x Sycamore

As part of the road improvement works at Kent Elms, and to allow installation of the new footbridge 6 trees require removal. 12 alders have been allocated for planting nearby, it is anticipated these will be planted this planting season (before the end of March)

Outside 48 Shoebury Road Cherry Decayed across large section of the stem base
Outside 198 Shoebury Road  Ash Ash fungal decay established in main branches
Outside 25 Vardon Drive Purple Plum Multiple Phellinus fruiting bodies at base and in crown.
Outside 46 Vardon Drive Purple Plum Dead
Outside 34 Vardon Drive Crab Apple Dead
Outside 96 Adalia Crescent and side of 173 Highlands Boulevard Crab Apple and Cherry Plum Crab apple outside 96 has a split in a main limb and cherry plum side of 173 Highlands Boulevard has Phellinus decay fungi brackets at the base.
Colbert Avenue South side outisde 13 - 18 Links Court Swedish Whitebeam

Fungal fruiting bodies are visible at stem base, Ganoderma fungi decay has established in the base of the stem.  

Outside 164 Hamstel Road Norway Maple

Fungal fruiting bodies are visible at stem base, decay detection equipment used has shown Ganoderma fungi decay is established in the lower stem and has spread across the root buttress area.

34 Flemming Avenue Norway Maple A large section of the crown is dead and it is no longer viable for retention
8 Woodside Lime The tree is causing significant damage to the footpath and is no longer viable for retention
Outside 261 Thorpe Hall Avenue Horse Chestnut Badly damaged and splitting in lower stem area, tree health and condition in decline.
Opposite 41 Boston Avenue Norway Maple Tree is a poor specimen with decay cavities and die-back
Outside 20 Springfield Drive Malus Severe root disturbance.
Outside 5,9,17 Petworth Gardens & side of 62 Ashurst Avenue Cherry Some trees are dying back significantly, others have established decay / damage in stem base and are in decline.
Arterial Road - adjacent to Eastwood School Poplar, Oak Both trees have decay fungi present and require removal.
54 Grange Road, Leigh Thorn Roots from this tree are causing problems to the adjacent property.
Opposite 7 Woodleigh Avenue Norway Maple Norway maple has included bark in main branch union which is a structural weakness.
Outside 38 Woodleigh Avenue Hawthorn Decay in the main stem.
Outside 49 Woodleigh Avenue  Cockspur Thorn Tree leans across the footpath.
33 Oakwood Avenue Cherry Roots causing disruption to adjacent hard surfaces
45 Dundonald Drive Swedish Whitebeam The tree has basal decay and Ganoderma decay fungi.
8 Aldrin Way Whitebeam The tree has Ganoderma (a decay fungus) and one side of the crown is dying back.
Side of 12 Eastwoodbury Lane Cherry Plum Significant decay in the trunk.
148 Feeches Road Sorbus Decay in trunk and most of the crown is dead.
Burges Road / Side of 4 The Broadway Horse Chestnut Previously storm damaged in crown with decay in main stem.
21 MacDonald Avenue Cherry Tree has died.
74 Inverness Avenue Maple Advanced decay within the trunk.
Clifftown Parade, opposite no 9 Cherry Severe dieback of the whole crown.
Westminster Drive – rear of 482 Fairfax Drive Purple Plum Severe dieback of crown.
17 & 19 Parkside Swedish whitebeam and Norway Maple Both trees are in poor physiological condition with advanced die back.
62 Fernleigh Drive Flowering Crab Apple The tree has damage to the crown caused by vehicle impacts.
Gainsborough Playground Poplar Advanced decay in the base of the trunk
41 Earls Hall Avenue Cherry Causing disruption to footway and boudnary wall
Outside 10 Lancaster Gardens Cherry Dead
Rear of 178 Southchurch Rd Cherry Heavily leaning tree causing disruption to the footway and obstructing driveway
Side of 1 Holyrood Drive Cherry This tree has died.
38 Park Road, Leigh Liquidambar Causing disruption to the adjacent footway and property
398 Westbourne Grove Horse Chestnut Large sections of the bark have died due to disease so the tree requires removal on health and safety grounds
Outside 30 Ronald Park Avenue Sorbus Tree almost dead
Outside 116 Ronald Parrk Avenue Cherry Tree is dead
Outside 42 Burnham Road and opposite 66 Burnham Road Whitebeam Both trees are in decline and no longer worthy of retention. They have die back/decay in the crown, dieback is particularly advanced in the tree outside 42.
120 Elmsleigh Drive Norway maple The tree is dying back and is no longer viable for retention.
Alexandra House - Govt Building, Victoria Avenue Acer The tree has decay in the trunk.
Opposite 94 Neil Armstrong Way Cockspur Thorn The tree is loose in the ground and has basal damage.
Adjacent to Stafford Close Rowan The tree is suppressed, is physiologically poor and leans.
Side of 149 Neil Armstrong Way Rowan Poor condition with crown dieback.
Outside 98 Neil Armstrong Way Whitebeam Poor condition with dieback.
Rear of 73 Vardon Drive on the golf course Poplar The tree is colonised with Ganoderma and has multi stem form which comprises its strength.
6 Pinewood Avenue Cherry Dead.
15 Dale Road Malus The tree is leaning across the footpath. The tree is a hazard to pedestrians especially if partially sighted.
Priory Crescent - Outside No. 21   The tree has decay in the base of the trunk.
Colemans Avenue - Outside 25 and the side of No.6   2 x Trees have outgrown there location and are causing disruption to hard surfaces
Summercourt Road - Opposite flats   Trees contravenes minimum safe public footway width.
Manners Way - Junction Cuckoo Corner   Poor condition with most of the crown now dead
Quorn Gardens side of 285 Western Road Sweet Gum

weak included bark union between leaders and root damage to footpath.

Outside 37 and 38 Juniper Road Sycamore outside no. 37 and Norway Maple outside no. 38

The centre of the crown of the Sycamore is dead, the Norway Maple has significant dead branches. It is not feasible to prune these out and retain the trees as they would be misshapen.

18 Mannering Gardens N/A Small dead tree in the grass verge.
5 Eastwood Road Whitebeam The tree is dead.
Priorywood Drive - along Church boundary Elder and 2 x Hawthorn One Hawthorn is dead and the other is dying. The Elder is damaging the boundary fence.
60 Crossfield Road Elm Tree roots encroaching on private poroperty and also causing heave to the public footway and lifting of the kerb edge stones.
Grass verge outside 9-11 Somerset Avenue Elm Tree is infected with fungus wghich causes decay of the roots and the trunk.
Grass verge, Southside of Prince Ave., opposite house 168-170 Beech Tree is infected with fungus wghich causes decay of the roots and the trunk.
13 - 15 Somerville Gardens Acer Damage to public footway, damage to private vehicle crossing and damage to private block-paved driveway.
Opposite 656 Prince Avenue Beech

Scheduled for removal as part of the Kent Elms road junction improvement scheme.

London Road outside 1486, outside 1719 and junction with Crescent Road  Whitebeam All are colonized by Ganoderma, this can lead to butt and root decay and tree failure.
Outside 1,5,9,15,27 Byron Avenue & rear of 159 Bournemouth Park Avenue Betula species (Silver Birch) Significant decay, dieback and deadwood
Outside 28 Richmond Drive Malus spp (Ornamental Crab) Signifcant structural decay.  

Page last updated: 16/03/2018