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Tree causing nuisance

Reported in the Problem with tree roots category anonymously at 13:29, Fri 31 July 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2224940.

Tree is causing many nuisaces. See list below: 1)Roots lifting patio stones/slab. Wife has tripped over the slabs twice in past few weeks. 2) Blocks day/sun light in garden. 3)In winter leaves/branches fill up the garden, staining the patio if not cleared up within a few weeks. 4) During windy times the tree sways in a way that it looks like it will fall.

Ideally I would like it cut down completely but if not at least branches cut right back so that its not overtaking my property/garden.

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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 13:29, Fri 31 July 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 14:12, Fri 31 July 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 council-owned trees because they are considered too big or too tall unless it is deemed to be dangerous.

    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.

    For further information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028

    https://drive.google.com/ file/ d/ 1ZBu7zy_jIYlXsKRoUkZFZ8xvpdBK1uhH/ view

    You do have a right to prune the branch back to the boundary of your property; however we would recommend that you use the services of a suitably qualified and insured tree surgeon to carry out this work.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 12:33, Tue 1 September 2020

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