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Olympic Games 2012: Equestrian Events

Volume 706: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government to what height above ground level it will be necessary to prune the trees in Greenwich Park in order to accommodate equestrian events in the 2012 Olympic Games. [HL22]

The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has publicly committed to minimising the impact of the equestrian events in Greenwich Park and to developing the course on the basis of an arboricultural (tree) assessment, submitted as part of town planning. The Royal Parks is responsible for trees in Greenwich Park and will be working with LOCOG to ensure that pruning that takes place on any tree is consistent with normal tree husbandry, whereby trees are managed to preserve the landscape, for conservation and for public safety.