The trees in Didsbury St James are of paramount importance in establishing the character of the conservation area. Many are fully mature and create the effect of woodland, although a large number of properties do exist in the area. The woodland extends into a large part of the Mersey Valley flood plain. On the southern slope of the valley near Millgate Lane is the Fletcher Moss Garden. This is less wooded than other parts of the conservation area, allowing the cultivation of smaller plants including some rare species.
In order to maintain a healthy tree cover, and with it the character of the conservation area, it is good practice to plant a number of small young trees amongst the mature ones so that they can take their place when the older ones eventually die.
Anyone wishing to fell, prune or uproot a tree covered by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area should seek permission first from us before undertaking any work to the tree.
More information on trees.