Need advice about the ruthless cutting down of much loved trees...
Does anyone know the policy in Wandsworth for cutting down trees? I am so upset to see that new residents near to me have cut down (in their back garden) not only a hedge (admittedly that needed a good trim) but also two mature trees: a lavender tree and an apple tree. Both trees were healthy and not doing any damage to buildings; both were also not too big for the size of the garden.
I don't know if they needed permission to do this or whether they had it (the property in question is managed by Wandsworth Council and is in a conservation area but I understand that only applies to the front of the properties).
Either way, I feel utterly bereft to see them so mercilessly cut down and the garden left without a single stick of greenery. Not a single comment was made to those living nearby either before or after the deed. It feels at the very least a moral crime to the community and environment and I wish to make a complaint about it either through Wandsworth Council or through my local councillors.
Any suggestions as to how to go about this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!