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Removal of Tree's

Reported in the Request for tree to be planted category anonymously at 10:14, Friday 29 May 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2133664.

Resident called to say he has noticed some signs on Trees stating "Tree Removal" Resident is saying when this has happened before it was assured that the local residents will be contacted about this and was promised from the council that residents would be notified.. Also Resident is saying it is nesting season right now so it would be illegal to remove any trees at present. Resident also saying that we are on lockdown so these notices that have gone up have been in the middle of the pandemic which shouldnt of been allowed.

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  • Enquiry received

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree. This has been sent to Aragon Direct Services for further investigation. We will endeavour to provide a further update within 3 working days

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:14, Friday 29 May 2020

  • 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 10:46, Friday 29 May 2020

  • Dear Mr Stanley,

    Thank you for your enquiry regarding removal of Council owned trees on Southwell Avenue, Werrington.

    I can confirm that prior to your enquiry, the trees had been inspected by a suitably trained Tree Officer. Aragon Direct Services has in place active tree management systems to manage the city's tree stock, in accordance with the Council's 2018 Trees and Woodland Strategy. As such an inspection was undertaken and reported that the trees in question hold community value. This means that no pruning or felling works could be carried out to these trees without clear evidence that they were the cause of the damage to a property.

    The evidence necessary to prove the involvement of these trees in proven potential property damage has been provided to the Council's insurance department, although due to data protection legislation, I am unable to disclose the details of this information. This evidence necessitates the trees removal and as such, this is the action being taken.

    Please contact us if you require further information.


    Neil Horsewell | Tree Surveyor

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:31, Monday 15 June 2020

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