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BTC/102/2015 - According to Barrell ... Urban trees let down by policy failures. Horticulture Week Opinion (April 2015)

From biosecurity to planning guidance to climate change resilience, Government policy on urban trees is in disarray.

There is no credible plan to protect London’s plane trees from the lethal threat of plane wilt now in northern France, there is not even a mention of urban trees in the National Planning Policy Framework and there is no recent survey of the baseline data needed to plan our defence against climate change.

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