Liberal Democrats have welcomed a recent increase in applications for Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) to Haringey Council.

The move follows a recent appeal by Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone for local residents to take advantage of the system to ensure that valuable mature trees receive proper protection from the Haringey Council.

Ms Featherstone’s comments followed recent controversy over the fate of trees at the Strathlene House site next to Fortismere School.

Lynne Featherstone comments:

“I am very pleased at these moves to protect mature trees in the borough.

“There had been hardly any Tree Preservation Orders issued in the past 12 months, but now we have the start of what would be a worthwhile effort to protect our trees.

“We will continue to encourage residents to take action to protect trees in Haringey.”