Trees for Removal

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. To view our replanting programme please visit our Tree Planting page.

Date of notice    Location Species Reason for Removal
16 July 2019 Outside 25 Olivia Drive Purple Plum A significant proportion of the crown is dead. The tree is in poor physiological condition.
16 July 2019 Outside 50 Olivia Drive Purple Plum Deadwood in crown poor physiological condition.
16 July 2019 Outside 41 Olivia Drive Whitebeam Ganoderma and basal decay.
16 July 2019 2 Manchester Drive Elm The tree is in irreversible decline, likely to be caused by Dutch Elm Disease.  
16 July 2019 Manchester Drive side of 72 Maderia Avenue Elm The tree is dead
12 July 2019 Rear of 58/60 Little Thorpe  Turkish Hazel

Tree in poor health/decline with a majority of dying branches and very sparse foliage.

12 July 2019 Rear of 90 Little Thorpe 5 x Leyland Cypress, 1 x Birch Dead /Outgrown position and unsuitable to retain close to wall/property
12 July 2019 Outside 76 Wells Avenue Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) Significant decay from Slime mould infection. Tree is in terminal decline.
12 July 2019 Outside 74 Wells Avenue Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) Significant decay from Slime mould infection. Tree is in terminal decline.
11 July 2019 Side of 24 Essex Gardens Norway Maple The tree has been colonised by Ganoderma, this is a decay fungi which can lead to tree failure.
10 July 2019 o/s 77 King's Road Norway Maple

Essential highway repairs incompatible with tree retention.

10 July 2019 o/s 93 King's Road Norway Maple Tree is in terminal decline
10 July 2019

o/s Southern entrance to Chalkwell Park, King’s Road

Silver Maple

Severe disruption to highway, essential repairs are not compatible with tree retention.

10 July 2019 o/s 58/60 St John's Road Hawthorn

Tree is in terminal decline.

10 Ju;y 2019 o/s 18 St John's Road  Pear Structural defects have significantly weakened the tree.
10 July 2019 Side of 86 North Road Lime (Tilia sp.) Extensive decay in the base of stem and root system.
08 July 2019 Owls Hall Wood, Side of 17 Stonehill Road Oak The tree has been colonised by Inonotus dryadeus and has advanced decay in the stem.
03 July 2019 5 Gravel Road Lime The tree has basal decay and has fruiting bodies of Kretzchmaria deusta present. One side of the crown is also dead/dying and a drill hole is present on the stem, it is possible the drill hole has been made by unknown persons to introduce a toxic substance into the transport system of the tree, hence the die back on one side, although no other evidence is apparent.
01 July 2019 Outside 152 Shaftesbury Avenue and Rear of 26 Lifstan Way Sycamore and Norway Maple In decline and dying with approximately 50% of the trees having died back  
01 July 2019 Opposite 57 & 59 Northumberland Crescent  Poplar

Large mature trees, declining physiological health with now sparse foliage, clearwing moth damage in branch unions to main low fork.

28 June 2019 Outside 101 Eastwoodbury Lane Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra) Tree is in terminal decline.
28 June 2019 Outside 33 Feeches Road Silver Birch (Betula pendula) Decay in the base, tree is in decline.
28 June 2019 Adj 29 Feeches Road Bird Cherry (Prunus padas) Decay in the base, tree is in decline.
28 June 2019 Outside 105 Feeches Road Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera) Tree is in terminal decline. 
27 June 2019 Outside 6 Maldon Road Apple Decay in the stem and base, tree is in terminal decline.
27 June 2019 Eastwoodbury Crescent adjacent to Holiday Inn Exit. Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Tree has died
27 June 2019 Outside 79 Pavilion Drive Ash The base of the tree has become so large it is now impeding the use of the footpath for pedestrians, those with buggies, wheelchairs etc.
27 June 2019 Outside 49 Pavilion Drive Ash The base of the tree has become so large it is now impeding the use of the footpath for pedestrians, those with buggies, wheelchairs etc.
27 June 2019 Outside 15 St. Clements Drive Cherry Dead
26 June 2019 Outside 47 St. Clements Drive Rowan Poor physiological condition
26 June 2019 Outside 40 St. Clements Drive Rowan Poor physiological condition
26 June 2019 Outside 40 St. Clements Drive Rowan Poor physiological condition
26 June 2019 Outside 40 St. Clements Drive Rowan Poor physiological condition
26 June 2019 Outside 40 St. Clements Drive Rowan Poor physiological condition
26 June 2019 Side of 20 Parkside Cherry Dead
26 June 2019 Outside 19 Hillway Sycamore Multiple Perenniporia fraxinea (decay fungi) at base
26 June 2019 Outside 12 Hillway Alder In irreversible decline
24 June 2019 Outside 50 Montague Avenue Crab Apple Basal damage
24 June 2019 Outside 24 Montague Avenue Cherry Ganoderma decay fungi
21 June 2019 61 Boundary Road Cherry The tree has severe basal decay/damage.
14 June 2019 Outside 62 Wimborne Road Silver Birch (Betula pendula) Decay in base of stem.
14 June 2019 Outside 24 Wimborne Road Silver Birch (Betula pendula) Significant die-back in crown and general decline, indicative of root decay.
14 June 2019 Outside 2 Hall Park Avenue Almond (Prunus dulcis) In severe decline, will not recover.
14 June 2019 Outside 16 Hall Park Avenue Cherry (Prunus sp.) In severe decline, will not recover.
12 June 2019 Side of 11 Quorn Gardens Cherry Sulphur polypore on stem and reversion below graft union.
16 June 2019 Outside 12 Quorn Gardens Cherry Half of crown dead.
12 June 2019 Outside 45 Crowborough Rd Pear (Pyrus sp.) Essential highway repairs are not compatible with tree retention.
12 June 2019 85 Crowborough Rd Norway Maple Essential highway repairs are not compatible with tree retention.
11 June 2019 Outside 2 Cromwell Road Cherry Plum (Prunus sp.) Tree is in severe decline/dead.
11 June 2019 Outside 74 Cromwell Road Cherry Plum (Prunus sp.) Root and basal decay.
11 June 2019 East boundary Victory Sports Ground Silver Birch (Betula pendula) A significant wood decay fungi is affecting structural limbs.
11 June 2019 34 Treecot Drive Cockspur thorn Dead.
11 June 2019 Entrance to Victory Sports Ground Cypress (Cupressus sp.) Tree is in decline, dying back. Also suppressing adjacent Lime.
11 June 2019 Outside 50 Napier Avenue Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Root decay fungi present.
06 June 2019 19 Woodside Tibetan cherry Dead.
06 June 2019 Side of 216 Eastwood Old Road Whitebeam Dead.
06 June 2019 134 Woodside Rowan Irreversible decline.
06 June 2019 74 Woodside Whitebeam Dead.
03 June 2019 Outside Lewes Court and 1 Lewes Road Sycamore x 2 Dying back significantly in the crown and decayed in the stem base.
03 June 2019 Outside 9 and 35 Cokefield Avenue Hawthorn x 2 Dying back significantly in the crown and decayed in the stem base.
31 May 2019 9 Oakwood Avenue Whitebeam Dead.
31 May 2019 Thames Drive Outside 68 and 95 Whitebeam Both trees are dead.
30 May 2019 Boscombe Rd side of 60a Sutton Road Pear (Pyrus sp.) Severe disruption to adjacent surfaces.
30 May 2019 Outside 23 Boscombe Rd Pear (Pyrus sp.) Severe disruption to adjacent surfaces.
30 May 2019 Outside 71 Boscombe Rd False Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) Severe disruption to adjacent surfaces.
30 May 2019 Outside 93 Boscombe Rd Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Severe disruption to adjacent surfaces.
30 May 2019 Outside 80 Boscombe Rd False Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) Severe disruption to adjacent surfaces.
29 May 2019 Side of 17 Oakwood Avenue Whitebeam Whole of crown dead.
29 May 2019 48 Leighwood Avenue Whitebeam 70% of crown is dead.
29 May 2019 56 Leighwood Avenue Whitebeam Whole of crown dead.
29 May 2019 Outside 21-23 Avenue Terrace Ailanthus Tree root damage to adjacent surfaces.
28 May 2019 Outside 2 Lancaster Gdns Cherry Severe disruption to adjacent surfaces and decay in lower stem/roots.
28 May 2019 Outside 6 Lancaster Gdns Cherry Significant decay in the base of stem and root system.
28 May 2019 Adj 86 North Road Lime Extensive decay in the base of stem and root system.
28 May 2019 Opp Chelmsford Avenue Lime Disruption to highway and extensive wounding affecting canopy condition. Decay in lower stem.
28 May 2019 Adj 81 Boston Avenue Lime Severe disruption to adjacent structures. Essential highway repairs, incompatible with tree retention.
28 May 2019 Outside 47 Northville Drive Norway Maple Severe disruption to adjacent structures.
28 May 2019 Outside 73 Earls Hall Avenue Pear Essential Highway repairs are not compatible with tree retention.
28 May 2019 75/77 Earls Hall Avenue Norway Maple Essential Highway repairs are not compatible with tree retention.
28 May 2019 101/103 Earls Hall Avenue Norway Maple Severe disruption to adjacent structures, previous attempts to repair failed.
28 May 2019 Outside 56 Rochester Drive Silver Birch Tree in general decline, structural condition poor.
28 May 2019 Outside 176 and 170-172 Rayleigh Road Birch One tree is dead and the other is in irreversible decline.
21 May 2019 Adj 79 Chestnut Grove Horse Chestnut Large decayed wound in stem.
21 May 2019 Outside 77 Chestnut Grove Horse Chestnut Large decaying helical wound, full length of stem.
21 May 2019 Outside 18 Chestnut Grove Horse Chestnut Extensive disease and decay in structural limbs.
21 May 2019 Outside 42 Chestnut Grove Horse Chestnut Tree is in severe decline, crown is colonised by wood decay fungi.
20 May 2019 Thorpe Hall Avenue Adjacent to Golf Club and 92

Poplar and Cherry Plum

Poplar is badly decayed in the base of the stem, the plum has been partially blown over and now has a loose root plate.
20 May 2019 Southchurch Boulevard Mixed Species x 25 (Lombardy Poplar, Purple Plum, Leyland Cypress, Acacia) Trees have now established significant decay in their main stems, poor structural branches, or have mostly died back or declined and cannot be retained anymore.
17 May 2019 Sunningdale Avenue, side of Brayburn Court Flats Lime

The tree is causing severe disruption to the public footpath. It is not possible to repair the footpath with the tree in place to a satisfactory standard.

16 May 2019 42 Burdett Avenue Cherry (Prunus sp.) Essential Highway repairs are not compatible with tree retention.
16 May 2019 2 Burdett Avenue Cherry (Prunus sp.) Decay in roots and base of the stem.
15 May 2019 Victory Path, s/o 108 Chalkwell Ave. Oak Severe decay in base of stem.
15 May 2019 308 Sutton Road Horse Chestnut Stem severely compromised by two large decaying burrs.
09 May 2019 Outside 101 Oakleigh Park Drive Norway Maple The tree is causing severe disruption to the footpath.
09 May 2019 Side of Brayburn flats, Sunningdale Avenue Lime

The tree is causing severe disruption to the public footpath. It is not possible to repair the footpath with the tree in situ.

08 May 2019 Side of 187 Pall Mall Horse Chestnut There are fungal fruiting bodies at the base, possibly Rigidoporus.
08 May 2019 Outside 109 Leigham Court Drive Horse Chestnut The tree is of low vitality and in poor physiological condition.
08 May 2019 70 Eastwood Road North Oak The tree has Ganoderma (decay fungi) and dead wood in the crown. The tree is in general decline.
02 May 2019 71 Burnham Road and side of 10a Western Road Purple Plums The tree outside 71 leans across the footpath as to cause a hazard to pedestrians, the tree side of 10 a Western Road has a cavity in the stem and is in poor physiological health.
29 April 2019 Outside 25 Selwyn Road Malus Decayed down large branch, unable to retain tree as its in too poor a condition.
26 April 2019 76 Lymington Avenue Crab Apple The tree has basal decay. This has been verified by drilling with Resistograph micro drill.
25 April 2019 Merilies Gardens opposite Linmar Cherry Vehicle impact caused severe damage to structure of tree.
25 April 2019 O/s 39 Feeches Road  Silver Birch Essential highway repairs are not compatible with tree retention.
24 April 2019 68 Feeches Road Norway Maple

The roots of this tree have now caused a second incidence of damage to private property and is also significantly disrupting the public footway near the base of the tree.

17 April 2019 o/s 19 Drake Road Cherry (Prunus Sp.) Tree has grown at an acute angle and cannot be corrected, die-back developing.
17 April 2019 o/s 7 Drake Road Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Abnormal root growth affecting adj surfaces. Essential highway repairs are not compatible with tree retention.
 

Penhurst Avenue, Between r/o 62 East St and 43 Tickfield Ave

Robinia

Tree is decayed and no longer suitable for retention.

  Outside All Saints Church, Sutton Road Ash

Tree has been compromised by colonisation of Inonotus hispidus, a significant wood decay fungi.

  The Ridgeway-island, opposite shops Ash The tree is in decline and has inonotus hispidus, a fungus which causes wood decay.
  Outside 61 Horse chestnut Significant decline in health, large areas of dead bark and associated decay around the main stem and a large main branch. 
  1354 London Road Cherry Growth of the tree roots is causing disruption to the footway surface causing a trip hazard.
  Outside 107 Broadclyst Gardens and rear of 37 Chadacre Road Ornamental Cherry Significant decay throughout main stem and branch union.
  Outside 109 Sycamore The tree is causing severe damage to the footpath and kerb stones.
  Boscombe Road, Side of 44 Sutton Road Norway Maple

The tree roots are causing significant disruption of the adjacent public footway surface and is also pushing the kerb stones out into the carriageway.

  15 Percy Road Callery pear The tree has a dead girdling major root and a Ganoderma fungal bracket at base.
  Outside 24 & 28 Castleton Road Purple leaf plum and Hawthorn Decay at stem base / cavity at main fork union with decay.
  25 Woodside Lime Tree roots causing damage to adjacent hard surfaces.
  Elm Road - Station Road junction on traffic island. London Plane      The tree is causing severe disruption to the tarmac surface of the traffic island which is used as a crossing point. Further investigation has shown there is no soil available to the tree, it is rooted on top of a hard surface  underlying the existing top surface.
  Outside 57 Cricketfield Grove Norway Maple The tree is causing severe disruption to the public footpath.
  20 Argyll Road Horse Chestnut Severe damage to adj structures.
  North Road side of 237 Westborough Road Cherry Top of tree is dead, Ganoderma decay fungi at base.
  North Road Opposite 47 Cherry Dead.
  North Road Outside 41 Rowan Tree in poor physiological condition with die back and dead wood.
  North Road Side of 235 Westborough Road Cherry Multiple Ganoderma decay fungi at base.
  First Avenue, Opp 59-61 Bay Laurel In severe decline, significant decay fungi present.
  First Avenue. Rear of 35 Crowstone Road Sorbus In severe decline, will not recover.
  First Avenue, Outside 1-3 Sorbus (Stump) Dead Ivy covered stump.
  Side of 22 Eaton Road Grey Alder Tree in decline with die back.
  Outside 24 Eaton Road Cherry Tree has die back in the crown and stem decay.
  174 Fairmead Avenue Ornamental Crab Basal decay.
  92 Fairmead Avenue Cherry The tree has been hit by a vehicle resulting in a tree of very poor crown structure.
  71 Fairmead Avenue Rowan Tree is in decline with centre of crown dead.
  87 Fairmead Avenue Rowan Tree is in decline with centre of crown dead.
  161 Fairmead Avenue Rowan 70% of crown dead.
  42 Westminster Drive Purple Plum The crown of the tree is 90% dead.
  Outside 111 Wenham Drive Norway Maple Tree has died back significantly in main branches.
  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.

 

Page last updated: 18/09/2019