8. Will there be pruning to manage pests and falling debris?
The Council will not prune trees to prevent pest nuisance such as aphids that cause honeydew deposits or pests that may enter a property, such as squirrels and birds.
The Council will not prune trees to reduce problems with leaf, fruits, twigs or any other falling debris. Shedding of leaves, fruit and twigs is a natural process that occurs at varying times of the year in different frequencies, pruning is unlikely to remove or significantly reduce the nuisance. Clearing of leaves from properties, gardens, paths and gutters is part of normal property maintenance where trees are part of an attractive place to live and work, and this maintenance is the responsibility of the owner/occupier.