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Annual tree works to be carried out next week at Charlton House & Gardens

3 October 2022
Press Release

Routine tree maintenance by Amber Tree Care tree surgeons from 10th October; work is part of Greenwich Heritage’s ongoing care of the Charlton estate

CHARLTON, ROYAL GREENWICH – Charlton residents can expect to see several trees across the Charlton House estate undergo works next week.

The majority of trees being worked on by Amber Tree Care surgeons will undergo a process called “crown maintenance.” This means that branches in the top part of the tree, where leaves traditionally grow, will be cut back or removed. This is intended to protect the health of the body of the tree and prevent future damage to the branches. It will also assist Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust in the ongoing conservation of the buildings on the Charlton House estate.

Some trees will also have dead limbs removed. Thanks to essential and preventative works earlier in the year, no felling or “monolithing” is planned.

The works follow a survey early this summer carried out for Greenwich Heritage and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The survey’s aim was to both prolong the lives of the trees and protect surrounding people and buildings.

Greenwich Heritage and Royal Greenwich’s next planned tree works are likely to take place in autumn or winter 2023, following the recommendations of the preceding summer’s annual tree survey.

Any questions about this work can be directed to Greenwich Heritage at office@rght.org.uk.

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust is a registered charity, formed in 2014 to look after key structures, objects, and historic records within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Assets in the Trust’s care include Charlton House & Gardens, Charlton Assembly Rooms, Tudor Barn, and the Museum Collections & Archive of the Royal Greenwich, as well as memorials across the Borough. Its aim is to ensure the future of the Royal Greenwich’s rich heritage whilst bringing that heritage to life for everyone, through exhibitions, tours, walks and activities.

Charlton House is a Grade 1 listed Jacobean manor house situated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London. Built between 1607 and 1612 for Sir Adam Newton, tutor to James I’s eldest son, Henry, Prince of Wales, the House has a rich and colourful history and is now in the proud care of the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust.