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.

Outside 17-23 Martock Avenue Silver Maple Severe decay in the main stem, multiple fruiting bodies present.
 r/o 47 Earls Hall Avenue Silver Birch (Betula pendula) Split in main stem.
Outside 21 Parkstone Drive False acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) Decay in the base and significant damage to adjacent structures.
Outside 17 Parkstone Drive False Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) Decay in base and significant damage to adjacent structures
Side of 468 Sutton Road Prunus Tree is dead
Outside 209 Royston Avenue Hawthorn (Cratageus monogyna) Tree is dead
Side of 191 Royston Avenue Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) Tree is in severe decline
Outside 83 Royston Avenue Prunus Decay is the base and root system
Outside 46 Royston Avenue Prunus Decay at base, tree is in declined
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.

36 Rochford Avenue Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Significant damage to adjacent structures.
Outside 100 / 102 Mayfield Avenue Prunus Tree is in decline, large area of crown and structural limbs dead.
Outside 70 Mayfield Avenue Prunus Severe decay in base and crown -break, making it unsuitable for retention.
Outside 62 Mayfield Avenue Prunus Decayed, fruiting bodies present. Roots severed.
Outside 46 Mayfield Avenue Prunus Decay at base, damage to adj. structures. Tree leaning heavily into pavement area.

Outside 16 Mayfield Avenue

Prunus Decay in base, significant damage to main limbs and stem. Leaning into pavement area with severe damage at lever point.
Outside 45 Mayfield Avenue Prunus Tree is dead.
Outside 47 / 49 Mayfield Avenue Prunus Tree is dead.
Outside 24 Springwater Road Lime The tree is causing severe disruption to the footpath.
Outside 57 Cricketfield Grove Norway Maple The tree is causing severe disruption to the public footpath
Ditton Court Road, outside Hamlet Court, Canewdon Road Robinia pseudoacia Severe decay in the upper part of the stem from approximately 1.5m
143 Carlingford Drive Lime Significant damage to adjacent structures
32 Argyll Road London Plane Severe root disruption to the highway
20 Argyll Road Horse Chestnut Severe damage to adj structures
7 Argyll Road London Plane Wood decay fungi present. Base/stem severely decayed
Argyll Road, side of 30 Anerley Road London Plane Basal decay
Silverdale Avenue Norway Maple Significant roots have had to be severed due to property damage, further damage to adjacent structures evident
41/43 Glenhurst Road Cockspur Thorn Tree has died
301/303 Hamlet Court Road Norway Maple The tree is in decline and not suitable for retention
Hamlet Court Rd Nth, side of 2 Hamlet Ct Mews Poplar Severe decay
Hamlet Court Rd Nth, side of 1 Hamlet Ct Mews Poplar Affecting adjacent structures
Outside 23 Lyndale Avenue Cherry Die back in main branches and canker decay in main stems.
Side of 1382 London Road, Canvey Cherry A significant amount of the crown is dead or dying back.
Rear of 1382 London Road, Canvey Whitebeam The tree is colonised with Inonotus hispidus and Meripilus giganteus fungi which can lead to tree failure.
Side of Compton Court, Canvey Road Rowan Approximately 60% of the crown is dead.
Outside 56, Canvey Road Swedish whitebeam Ganoderma and basal decay.
Outside 60, Canvey Road Rowan Dead
Outside 14 St Georges Drive Apple Decay present, tree indecline, unsuitable for retention.
Southborough Drive Outside 65 River Birch (Betulus nigra) Significant damage to adjacent structures.
Victoria Avenue outside 446 Beech Emergence of fungus from the base of the tree. The fungus is from a wood-decaying species called Meripilus giganteus appearing in separate areas around the base of tree.
Crescent Road Side of 180 Western Road Purple Plum Multiple Phellinus fruiting bodies which indicates the tree has advanced decay.
Crescent Road Outside 29 Purple Plum The tree has basal decay, confirmed by Resistograph drilling.
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.
Kensington Road Pedestrian Entrance Adjacent to Scout Hut Ash Innonotus hispidus decay in main branch / tree is heavily suppressed and leaning to one side
Outside 130 Western Road Ash Half of the crown is dead
Outside 212 Western Road Crab Apple Ganoderma and Inonotus decay fungi are present
Outside 246 Western Road Rowan Top of the crown is dead
Outside 293 Western Road Rowan Physiologically poor with basal decay
Outside 273 Western Road Rowan Physiologically poor with dieback
Outside 267 Western Road Pillar Apple Dead
Outside 241 Western Road Swedish Whitebeam Physiologically poor with dieback
Side of 71 Thames Drive Ornamental Crab Dead
Outside 185 Western Road Rowan Lower stem decayed
Outside 165 Western Road Ash Inonotus and Ganoderma (possibly) decay fungi present
Outside 147 Western Road Honey Locust Tree has been struck by vehicle resulting in poor crown structure and bark damage
Outside 109 Western Road Rowan Tree dead
Outside 86 Westcliff Park Drive Rowan Dying
Outside 111 Westcliff Park Drive Purple Plum Stem damaged and leaning into road     
Outside 162 Station Road Norway Maple Multiple Ganoderma decay fungi and low vitality
Outside 233 Station Road Sycamore Half of the crown is dead.
Prince Avenue – outside St Peter’s Court flats and outside 569-571 Two Beech trees Both of these mature beech trees have now become decayed within the base of the trunk and the rooting area. The decay is caused by the fungus Meripilus giganteus, which causes a soft rot of the wood which can become brittle and liable to fracture. For these reasons the trees have to be removed on health and safety grounds.
Outside 15,17,23,53,72,137 Poynings Avenue Cherry and Whitebeam Decayed in the stem base/dying or dead.
348 Westbourne Grove Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Unsuitable for retention, tree in decline.
Outside 250 Westbourne Grove Red Horse Chestnut (Aesculus x carnea) Severe disruption of adjacent structures.

Outside 228Southbourne Grove and 296, 298, 304, 343, 358, 360 Southbourne Grove

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Decay present, unsuitable for retention.
Adjacent to the Bowls Pavilion London Plane Roots are adversely affecting adjacent structures.
Outside 123 Flemming Crescent Hornbeam Ganoderma decay fungi at base of stem.
Outside 26 Flemming Crescent Hornbeam The tree is of low vitality with a thinning crown.
Outside 98 Flemming Crescent Hornbeam Tree is in poor physiological condition.
Outside 33 Chapman Walk Norway Maple Basal decay with Polyporus sqaumosus (decay fungi) present.
Outside 15 Chapman Walk Norway Maple Advanced decay in the lower stem (verified by drilling).
Outside 18 Chapman Walk Norway Maple The tree has had one side of the crown removed (by persons unknown) which has left it in a hazardous state.
Outside 45 Chapman Walk Italian Alder The tree is being struck by vehicles in the upper stem and is leading to decay as well as hazardous to vehicles.
Belfairs Golf Course rear of 107 approx Vardon Drive

2 x Ash and Sycamore

We are coppicing 2 x ash adjacent to the brook.

We are also felling a dead sycamore, a large white willow with a structural fault (bark inclusion) and a burnt ash tree.

East Boundary Rear of Lifstan Way Poplars x 5

Structural root damage, decay in main branches at old reduction points and main stem decay.    

Outside Belfairs Point and outside 188 Eastwood Road North Whitebeam and Cherry

Whitebeam is dead and the cherry is in irreversible decline.

Harley Street outside 20 and side of 118 Western Road Whitebeam outside 20 and Rowan side of 118

For removal, a large section of the crown is dead on the Rowan, the Whitebeam is in poor physiological condition and has a decay fungi at the base.

Outside 21 Electric Avenue Ornamental Crab The stem of the tree is decayed, the stem of the tree also learns acrorss the footpath.
Outside 59 Priory Avenue  Horse Chestnut Decay present, unsuitable for retention
Rear of 4 Clatterfield Gardens alongside Prittlebrook Greenway 2 x Lombardy Poplar Decay present, unsuitable for retention
Outside 14 Maldon Road Norway Maple The tree is damaging surrounding structures. It also has a large burr which is causing an obstruction
Outside 15,27,33,34 Dungannon Drive Cherry Mature trees have died
O/S 119 Brightwell Avenue Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Despite previous remedial works, roots continue to cause disruption to the pavement over a long distance from the tree.
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.
127 Manchester Drive and side of 73 Olivia Drive Elm The trees are in irreversible decline due to Dutch Elm Disease.
Weybourne Gardens outside numbers - 8, 16/18, 20, 36/38, 44/46, 47, 39  Hornbeam The trees have outgrown their situation. Contractors cannot maintain them safely or effectively and they are in danger of becoming a nuisance that cannot be safely remedied. These trees will be removed and replaced with a more suitable species, the remainder will be removed and replaced over the next two years.
4 Broadlawn Cherry Gonoderma and die back
8 Broadlawn Cherry Die back in crown and 2 major dead limbs
24 Broadlawn Cherry Ganoderma and dead branches
25 Broadlawn Cherry Crown dying back
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 10 and 27 Gordon Road Ornamental crab Both trees have basal decay.
43 - 47 Juniper Road Maple Evidence shows that this tree is implicated in a case of subsidence damage to a nearby private property.
Outside 111 Wenham Drive Norway Maple Tree has died back significantly in main branches
Outside 51 Southborogh Drive Prunus Multiple fruiting bodies of wood decay fungi throughout structual limbs.
Outside 18 Southborough Drive Prunus In severe decline will not recover.
Outside 17 Southborough Drive Robinia (False Acacia) Tree has been compromised losing most of its main limbs to failure. Tree is not suitable for long term retention.
Outside 10 Southborough Drive Prunus Tree has died.
Opposite 1 Southborough Drive Prunus Tree has died.
96 Wellington Avenue Silver Birch Significant decay within the base of the stem. Tree cannot be retained.
Opposite 91 Cavendish Gardens Prunus Tree has been badly damaged in the past, it is now unsuitable for retaining in the highway.
Whitefriars Crescent - Side of 9 Grosvenor Road Norway Maple Severe decay in the base of the stem, tree cannot be retained.
Outside 3 and 47 Henley Crescent Sorbus Trees have died.
38 Hillborough Road Sorbus Tree is in severe decline and will not recover.
Southchurch Hall Gardens - Northwest corner Ash Poor structual condition due to being heavily supressed and leaning over into road.
62 Rochester Drive Lime The roots of this tree are disrupting the public footway and have extended into the adjacent private property front driveway.
Outside 58 Lyndale Avenue Purple Plum Poor structual condition due to established fungal decay in main branches, multiple fruiting bodies of Phellinus fungus on main branches and stem.
Opposite 1 Ferndale Road Silver Birch Poor condition, major die-back in crowd and tree now in decline.
10/12 Wilson Road Robinia The tree has died during the winter.
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 Highlands 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.
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.
Opposite 3 Rylands Road Pear Tree is causing structural damage to the adjacent property
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
66 Chadwick Road Maple Damage to neighbouring property.
Outside 18/20 Retreat Road Pyrus Sp - Pear The tree in question has been implicated in a case of tree related property damage.
Outside 13 Ditton Court Road Cherry This small tree has been severely damaged by a vehicle and retention is not feasible
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: 11/12/2018