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Tree branches overhanging, blocking light

Reported in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 20:52, Thursday 12 March 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council 3 minutes later. Council ref: 2058655.

The tree has branches which overhang several feet into my back garden. With the severe winds lately, I am concerned the branches will break, causing damage to my shed, fence and possibly my house. There are already dead branches overhanging the footpath; one which is hanging straight down could cause serious injury if it broke while someone is walking underneath. I emailed the council about this in 2014 and was told that the tree inspections were complete for the year, but it would be looked at next year. This tree has never been pruned in the 9 years I have lived at my address. Because my garden no longer gets any sunlight at all (due to the tree blocking off all light), the ground never dries out and my lawn is a permanent swamp. The tree blocks all sunlight. I really don't want the tree removed/killed as I know the council has done this previously as a cost cutting measure. The tree is healthy, it just needs some pruning 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 20 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 07:36, Friday 13 March 2020

  • Works recommended

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a Council owned tree.

    A qualified tree surveyor has assessed your request and following a site visit has recommended works. On completion of the works you may feel the task undertaken may not fully address the issue raised. Aragon Direct Services employ qualified tree surveyors to undertake the inspections and all works recommended are in accordance within the guidance contained within the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028.

    Continued management of all our trees forms an integral part of this strategy. 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. Where inspection identifies maintenance work it is scheduled in accordingly with safety issues forming the highest priority.

    For more information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028 file/ d/ 1ZBu7zy_jIYlXsKRoUkZFZ8xvpdBK1uhH/ view

    Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Aragon Direct Services.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 11:23, Thursday 19 March 2020

  • Works approved

    The works recommended from the inspection have been approved and we are in the process of issuing a work order to our contractor.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:49, Wednesday 25 March 2020

  • Works in progress

    The works order has now been issued to the contractor for completion within 30 days.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 13:42, Monday 15 June 2020

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