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Trees in cemetery not crowned for 2 years

Reported in the Overhanging branches category by Iain Jack at 12:38, Sunday 8 March 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council 2 minutes later. Council ref: 2047834.

The trees all along the bottom end of the cemetery (backing onto Sherborne road) are now overhanging all of the gardens. They used to be crowned every year but haven't been done for two years now. Many of the residents have 12-15 feet of branches overhanging their gardens. Will they be pruned this spring please ?

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  • Inspection Arranged

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree.

    Your enquiry has been allocated to one of our qualified tree surveyors who will carry out an inspection and provide an update within 40 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 07:35, Monday 9 March 2020

  • Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree.

    In accordance with the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028, a qualified tree surveyor has visited the site, assessed your request and concluded that there is no need to undertake tree works.

    We don't prune or remove a council-owned tree to stop the nuisance of overhanging branches.

    All council-owned trees are surveyed by a qualified surveyor for safety every one-to-five years, depending on how much the area surrounding them is used. We also carry out maintenance work if it's needed.

    You have a legal right to cut back any branches hanging onto your property. You can only cut them from the point where they cross over onto your property. We recommend that all cut material is disposed of as normal garden waste. It is also recommended that the services of a suitably insured and qualified tree surgeon are used to carry these works out on your behalf.

    Before you cut back any trees, you need to find out if it's protected by a Tree Preservation Order, or if it's in a conservation area. If a tree is protected, you'll need to get permission to cut it. Please go to https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/ council/ planning-and-development/ conservation-trees-and-hedges/ conservation-areas for more information.

    For further information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028
    https://drive.google.com/ file/ d/ 1ZBu7zy_jIYlXsKRoUkZFZ8xvpdBK1uhH/ view

    I trust this answers your enquiry, however, should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Aragon Direct Services.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:27, Wednesday 25 March 2020

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