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.

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.
93 Burges Road Ailanthus Severe root disruption to footpaths and kerb.
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.
43 & 44 Thurston Avenue Cherry Dead and dying with significant decay in base of stem. 
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.
26 Chelsworth Crescent Cherry  Significant decay and branch die-back tree is in steep decline.
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.
Outside 55 Eastcote Drive Robinia Unsuitable species to retain in a street location due to on-going footpath damage to area and gulley.
Outside 11 Sandringham Road N/A Direct root damage to surrounding hard surfaces and kerbs.
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.
136 and 132 Western Road Ash and Rowan Both trees are dead.
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
Western Approaches side of lamp column 11, opposite lamp column 11 and side of 137 Collins Way. 1 x Whitebeam and 2 x Crab Apple The Whitebeam and one Crab Apple tree are dead. The other Crab Apple has major basal damage.
Adjacent 63 Harridge Road Norway maple The crown of the tree is thin and in decline.
Outside 21 Harridge Road Norway maple The crown of the tree contains significant dead wood and is irreversible decline.
Outside 50 Harridge Road Norway maple The tree has a very thin crown and is in irreversible decline.
Quorn Gardens side of 285 Western Road Sweet Gum

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

Outside 6, 27 and side of 25, side of 73 Burlescoombe Road Malus One tree is dead, some trees are badly damaged at base of stem. Unsuitable species to retain in a street location.
Outside 21 Green Lane Crab Apple Basal damage and decay.
Outside 47 Green Lane Hornbeam Centre of crown is dead.
Outside 82 Green Lane Oak Tree is a drawn up specimen with very little remaining live crown and dead bark on stem.
Outside 83 Green Lane Oak Cavity and decay on upper side of stem. Tree also leans significantly concentrating stresses on decayed area.
Outside 83 Green Lane Oak Dead.
Opposite 51 Green Lane Crab Apple Basal damage and decay
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.
Opposite 43 - 45 Treecot Drive Cockspur Thorn Tree opposite 43-45 has major dieback and the tree alongside the school fence has crown and stem damage. 
5 Eastwood Road Whitebeam The tree is dead.
40,43,26 Sandleigh Road  Tibetan Cherry The tree outside no. 26 is dead, the others are in irreversible decline with large areas of the crown dead.
24, 48 and 122 The Fairway Cherry, Crab Apple Cherry outside 122 is colonized by Ganoderma and is in decline, cherry outside 48 is dead, crab apple outside 24 has basal decay. 
164 Hadleigh Road and outside Highfield Lodge, Hadleigh Road Lime Both trees have significant die back in the crown and are no longer worthy of retention.
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.
1 Whitehouse Road Silver Leaf Maple

The tree has been colonised by Ganoderma. This is a fungus which causes decay and lead to tree failure. Given the targets if the tree were to fail we consider removal to be the best option.

501 Rayleigh Road 2 x Cherry Plum The trees are self sown specimens located against the garden fence. This is generally an unsuitable location for these trees.
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.
153 Western Road in Park Road Sweet Gum The tree has girdling roots (which can lead to instability) and is also damaging the footpath.
308 Eastwood Road North Oak Decayed in the upper stem
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.
 Adjacent to 1 Belfairs Park Close Crab Apple Tree has large dead branch, which is a large section of the crown. The tree is not viable for retention.
Opposite 656 Prince Avenue Beech

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

Chalfont Close  Purple Plum The tree has multiple Phelinus fruiting bodies. 
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.
North Shoebury Road various locations Lombardy Poplar sucker growth and sel-sown Norway Maples Trees are not viable to retain due to location, poor form and general condition.
Chelsea Avenue rear of 110 Shaftesbury Avenue Whitebeam and Silver Maple Decayed and Dying
15 Chester Avenue Silver Maple Poor condition in decline with crown die-back
199 Eastwood Road North Hornbeam Generally in poor condition with decayed branch structure.
24 Pavilion Drive  Ash Colonised by decay Fungi-Daldinia Concentrica 
Outside 54 and Junction with London Road  Bird Cherry, Purple Plum  The tree outside 54 is in severe decline and has been colonized by Ganoderma fungus which leads to stem and root decay. The tree at the junction with London Road is dead. 
80 Flemming Avenue  Birch The tree has Ganoderma decay fungi at the base. 
4 Leighview Drive  Malus Dead.
East Beach adjacent to Caravan Park Boundary along the edge of the field  Elms Dead trees (Elm disease) now liable to root failure. 
1032 London Road Whitebeam Colonised by Inonotus hispidus decay fungus. This can lead to branch failure due to decay. 
Orsett Avenue side of 72 Belfairs Park Drive Cherry  The tree has basal decay caused by sulphur polypore.
Outside 149 Mountdale Gardens Horse chestnut Tree of low vigour with large areas of dead bark.
Side of 95 Mayfield Avenue (tree in Earls Hall Avenue) Sycamore The tree has narrowed and caused significant damage to the public footpath that it is growing within. Reinstatement cannot be carried out if the tree isretained. 
Side of Pole Position Motorcycles (tree in Mayfield Avenue) Cherry  The tree has narrowed and caused significant damage to the public footpath that it is growing within. Reinstatement cannot be carried out if the tree is retained. 
Outside 120 + 109 + 64 Inverness Avenue  Maple (Acer  Significant structural decay, footpath damage and inappropriate for location.
Maldon Road junction with Sutton Road (x2 trees) + outside 25/27 + outside 40 Maple (Acer) Structural Decay
219+241+289 Carlton Avenue  Acer (Maple)  These trees are of an unsuitable species and have structural decay. 
Outside 137 Fleetwood Avenue  Prunus (Cherry) Tree has snapped structural roots rendering it unstable.
Outside 259 Bridgwater Drive  Acer(Maple) Tree has significant structural decay.
Outside 147 St Georges Park Avenue  Prunus (Cherry)  Tree has significant structural decay. 
Outside 21 St Benets Road Aesculus (Horse Chestnut) Tree is in severe decline and is no longer viable for retention.
44 Somerset Avenue Ulmus (Elm) Tree is half dead and is no longer viable for retention. 
Outside 16 33 + opposite 22 Dolphins Various Broadleaf  Trees are either dead or dying.
Opposite 8 Kenilworth Gardens (central reservation) Aesculus spp (Horse Chestnut) Dead. 
Outside 17 Merilies Gardens + Side of 22 Mannering Gardens (also in Merilies Gardens)

Ailanthus spp (Tree of Heaven)

Dead or dying.
Crowborough Road Outside 24,35,41,69,86 Adjacent 69 Opposite 24,51 Lime Trees Tree roots are affecting the footpaths.
Outside 132 Chalkwell Avenue Tilia spp (Lime) Significant decay at the base and has developed a lean.
71 Manners Way Prunus spp (Cherry) Significant structural decay.
Outside 11, 158, 172 & 194 Royston Avenue Acer spp (Maples) General decline and structural decay
Outside 19, 21, 38, 56, 73, 75, 90, 102, 108 Ennismore Gardens side of 2 Eastern Avenue Prunus spp (Cherry)
Malus spp (Crab Apple)
General decline and structural decay
9 Maple Square Norway Maple Significant decay 
41 Cromwell Road Purple Leaf Plum Significant decay, dieback and deadwood
3 Gayton Road Ornamental Crab Apple Significant decay, dieback and deadwood
1, 62, 66, 85 + Side of 30 Royston Avenue (Tree in Stuart Road)  Ornamental Cherry and Apple Significant decay, dieback and deadwood
Outside 1,5,9,15,27 Byron Avenue & rear of 159 Bournemouth Park Avenue Betula species (Silver Birch) Significant decay, dieback and deadwood
Outside 284 Sorbus Major crown die-back and decline.
Outside 21 Merilies Gardens Ailanthus (Tree of Heaven) and Pyrus (Pear) These trees are in severe decline and have developed significant structural faults
20/22 Silversea Drive  Silver Leaf Maple Tree has significant structural decay
28 + 36 Royston Avenue  Cherry Significant structural decay.
24 Feeches Road Acer spp (Maple) Stem decay and weak re-growth since last pollard prune.
26 St Marys Road Betula spp (Birch) Damage to footpath and boundary wall cannot be repaired without extensive structural root pruning.
77 Feeches Road  Whitebeam Tree is dead
24 Feeches Road Norway Maple Stem decay and poor pollard regrowth
Opp 26 and 34 Priory Crescent Aesculus spp (Horse Chestnut) Significant structual decay.
Priory Crescent (Old Renault Garage) Beech To facilitate development
Outside 6/8 Branksome Road Betula spp (Birch) Tree is in severe decline and showed evidence of root decay.
Outside 23 + Opposite 26 Langport Drive Malus spp (ornamental crab) Significant stem decay.
Opposite 12 Rosary Gardens Prunus spp (cherry) Significant stem decay.
Opposite 8 and outside 32 + 28 + 29 Prunus spp (Cherry) In all cases these trees have significant stem decay rendering them liable to failure.
Outside 26 and Opposite 42 Mendip Crescent Sorbus spp (Rowan/Whitebeam) Both trees are significantly decayed throughout the stem and primary limbs
Side of 94 Denton Avenue (two trees, actually in Purley Way) + rear of 94 Denton Avenue (single tree, actually in Purley Way) 2 x Prunus spp (cherry) + 1 x Fraxinus spp (Ash) Trees are either dead and/or significantly decayed.
Outside 28 Richmond Drive Malus spp (Ornamental Crab) Signifcant structural decay.
Central reservation verge opposite 102 and 103 Kenilworth Gardens Aesculus species (Horse Chestnut) The tree opposite 102 suffered the structural failure of a particularly large limb on Thursday 9th May, leaving the remaining structure in an unsound condition. The tree next to this (outside 103) displays the same visible fault characteristics as the tree that failed, and so it has been deemed appropriate to remove both trees.
Outside 22 Birch Crown die-back and decay in main branches, tree now in steady decline and requires removal.
Central Reservation Opposite 233 Poplar Advanced decay through base of stem
Adjacent to 53 West Side Hawthorn Advanced decayed in base of stem, tree can no longer be retained.
Outside 3 & 8 Malus General poor condition and decayed/damaged at base
St Andrews Road outside 79 & 83 Norway maple Decayed in main branches and steady general decline

Page last updated: 19/10/2017