§ MR. JOHN HUTTON (Yorkshire, Richmond)
To ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether his attention has been called to the unhealthy condition of many of the aged oaks in Richmond Park, and whether he will consider the desirability of removing dead limbs and branches so as to improve the appearance of the trees and prolong their existence.
(Answered by Lord Balcarres.) The First Commissioner is well aware of the condition of the old oaks in Richmond Park, and has already made provision in 782 the Estimates to have the dead wood removed from some of the trees which have sufficient vigour left. Many of the trees are too old to make such treatment either useful or desirable.