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.

Opposite 250 Blenheim Chase Whitebeam Basal Decay
Opposite 248 Blenheim Chase Sycamore The tree is suppressed
Opposite 226 Blenheim Chase Norway Maple Poor physiological condition
Opposite 202 Blenheim Chase Sycamore Crown dieback
Opposite 144 Blenheim Chase Ash Dieback in crown
Opposite 144 Blenheim Chase Horse Chestnut Advanced bleeding canker
Opposite 142 Blenheim Chase Ash Dieback in crown
Opposite 138 Blenheim Chase Norway Maple Suppressed tree of poor form
Opposite 132 Blenheim Chase Norway Maple Poor condition with crown dieback
Maple Avenue-Junction with Leigh Cliff Road Norway Maple The tree is in poor condition and is being struck by vehicles
Outside 20 Beach Avenue Rowan In poor physiological condition
Outside 72 Beach Avenue Pillar Apple Ganoderma fungi at base of stem
Opposite 93 Beach Avenue Rowan Inonotus hispidus decay fungi and poor physiological condition 
Opposite 99 Beach Avenue Rowan 50% of the crown is dead
Outside 100 Beach Avenue Rowan Crown is dying back, physiologically poor condition
Outside 67 Beach Avenue Rowan In poor physiological condition
Outside 15 Beach Avenue Rowan Dead
Side of 3 Beach Avenue Rowan Vehicle strikes to stem and branches and damaging footpath
Outside 179 Highlands Boulevard Bird Cherry 50% of the crown is dead. The tree also had Ganoderma.
Outside 129 Highlands Boulevard Cherry Crown is 40% dead and is not worthy of retention.
Outside 79 Highlands Boulevard Ornamental Crab Basal decal and bark damage.
Outside 96 Highlands Boulevard Whitebeam Dead.
Outside 148 Highlands Boulevard Ornamental Crab Leans across footpath with deadwood present.
Outside 194 Highlands Boulevard Ornamental Crab Dead wood and Ganoderma present.
Central reservation opposite 102 Highlands Boulevard Whitebeam Die back and crown becoming thin
Central reservation opposite 122-124 Highlands Boulevard Pear Dead.
Central reservation opposite 137 Highlands Boulevard Ornamental Crab Dead.
Central reservation opposite 147 Highlands Boulevard Poplar The tree is in decline with major die back.
Central reservation opposite 150 Highlands Boulevard Sycamore 30% of crown is dead
Central reservation opposite 181 Highlands Boulevard Ornamental Crab Dead
Central reservation opposite 162 Highlands Boulevard Norway Maple The centre of the crown is dead
Central reservation opposite 196 Highlabds Boulevard Ornamental Crab Dead
Central reservation opposite 202 Highlands Boulevard Pear Very weak leaf flushing. Tree appears to be in irreversible decline.
Central reservation opposite 205 Highlands Boulevard Hawthorn 80% of crown is dead.
Central reservation opposite 225 on bank of brook Ash The tree has multiple bark inclusions and is likely to cause direct damage to the concrete bank of the brook.
144 Oakleigh Park Drive Bird Cherry The tree has basal decay and is in poor condition
Belton Hills 2 x Monterey Cypress  One heavily supressed crown and in a declining condition and the second non-viable for retention on completion of construction works.
Outside 29 North Crescent Ornamental Crab (Malus sp.) Decay in stem and structual areas of crown.
Outside 52 North Crescent  Ornamental Crab (Malus sp.) Tree is in severe decline, fruiting bodies present, significant decay.
Outside 168 North Crescent Whitebeam (Sorbus araia) Tree is in decline, root-plate deterioration.
Adjacent Viking Court, Delaware Road Cherry Plums Decayed and in a very poor structural condition.
Eastern Avenue, Central Reservation, Opposite 120 Maple (Acer platanoides)

Tree is in severe decline and will not recover.

Eastern Avenue, South side Verge opposite 230 Maple (Acer platanoides) Tree is in severe decline and will not recover.
Opposite 3 Rylands Road Pear Tree is causing structural damage to the adjacent property
Outside 423 Woodgrange Drive Horse Chestnut In poor health and decline. A large area of bark surrounding the lower stem and in the main structural fork/branch on the highway side has died
Outside 18 Acacia Drive Birch Poor condition die back in branches with decay in base of stem
Outside  25 Station Road Birch Poor condition die back in branches with decay in base of stem
Outside 6 Hobleythick Lane Purple Leaf Plum Two different, significant wood decay fungi at the base of the stem and the crown break.
Outside 107/109 Hobleythick Lane Judas Tree Tree is in severe decline and will not recover
Outside 127 Hobleythick Lane Purple Leaf Plum Significant internal decay in the main stem and structual limbs.
Outside 167 Feeches Road Whitebeam Tree has died
Merilies Gardens, side of 22 Mannering Gardens Tree of Heaven Tree is in severe decline and will not recover
Outside 11 Merilies Close Whitebeam Tree has died
Southbourne Grove outside 193 Horse Chestnut Tree is in severe decline and will not recover
44 Crosby Road Cherry Tree is in severe decline, it is virtually dead and will not recover.
Kenilworth Gardens outside rear of 254 Southbourne Grove Horse Chestnut Significant weakness where the main stem joins the crown and multiple decayed points throughout the crown.
66 Chadwick Road Maple Damage to neighbouring property.
Outside rear of 242/244 Southbourne Gv Malus Sp. - Horse chestnut Significant decay in the main stem at crown-break.
Outside 122/123 Kenilworth Gardens Chestnut Decay at the base of the stem has acclerated.
Outside 15 Kenilworth Gardens Horse chestnut Extensive decay in base of stem and roots.
Opposite 113/134 Kenilworth Gardens Horse chestnut Tree in severe decline, decay at base and throughout.
Opposite Wellstead Gardens Horse chestnut Tree in severe decline.
Opposite 99 Kenilworth Gardens Oak Decay in crown break, stem and base.
Outside 31 Kenilworth Gardens Horse chestnut Tree in severe decline.
141 Leighton Avenue Norway maple The tree has been found to be damaging neighbouring property.
Opposite 47 Bailey Road Whitebeam The centre of the tree is dead, the tree is no longer viable for retention.
Outside 110 Earls Hall Avenue Pyrus Sp. - Pear The tree is infected with a significant wood decay fungi in base of the stem and root system.
Outside 29 Walker Drive Crab apple Dead.
Side of 79 Olive Avenue Pillar apple Tree has areas of dead bark and die back, possibly has Fireblight.
Opposite 37 Walker Drive Crab apple The tree is a poor specimen and the main crown is low across the footpath.
Outside 10 Walker Drive Crab apple Top of tree has been broken; tree has areas of dead bark and is generally poor.
Crowborough Road 12 lime trees to remove Part of a tree replacement scheme as new trees will be planted following their removal
Belton Hills

Cupressus macrocarpa - Monterey cypress x5

The trees are dead or in a declining condition.
Outside 12 Olive Avenue Rowan Poor physiological condition, dieback, loose in ground.
Adjacent to Methodist Church Pillar apple Basal damage.
Side of 27 Olive Avenue Pillar apple Basal damage and decay.
Outside 21 Cherry Tree leans across the public footpath.
Side 23 Stirling Avenue Crab apple Basal decay.
60 Henry Drive Whitebeam Tree has basal decay.
Outside 81 South Crescent Malus Sp. - Crab Apple The tree is infected with a Phellinus wood decay fungi in the main limbs, which is detrimental to its structural integrity.
Outside 100 South Crescent Acer platanoides - Norway Maple The trees root system is infected with Inontus hispidus, a significant wood decay fungi.
54 Wyatts Drive Malus Very poor condition with decay cavity in base of stem.
Outside 27 Chadwick Road Acer platanoides – Norway Maple The tree in question has been implicated in a case of tree related property damage.
Outside 18/20 Retreat Road Pyrus Sp - Pear The tree in question has been implicated in a case of tree related property damage.
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.
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.
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
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: 18/06/2018