§ SIR RICHARD TEMPLE
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether there has of late been any extensive felling of trees in Richmond Park; whether such felling has been undertaken for any purposes save those of arboriculture—that is, the necessary thinning of woods, and the removal of aged and unsafe trees; and whether all removal of timber is accompanied by the planting of fresh trees?
§ *MR. HERBERT GLADSTONE
There has been no extensive felling of trees in Richmond Park. All the felling that has been done has been for the purposes of arboriculture, viz., the necessary thinning of plantations and the removal of trees dead, unsafe, or absolutely unsightly. In the last few years the amount of planting that has been done has far exceeded the removals.