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Overhanging and Leaning Tree

Reported in the Overhanging Trees category anonymously at 11:42, Tuesday 11 August 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2240099.

We have increasing problems with the tree outside our home, number 23. This tree is incredibly tall, there are many overhanging branches into our garden and our gutters needed to be cleaned earlier this year because of debris. The tree itself is uprooting the pavement which is causing a pedestrian hazard. A gentleman from the tree department came out this morning and said he would ask for a second opinion. We cannot emphasis how urgent this is. The tree is increasingly hazardous. We had a previous incident, with a previous tree at the same location, years ago when we asked for help, which was ignored. A branch fell off this tree onto a residents car, a claim was made against the council and that particular tree was removed. This tree now, was its replacement. We would ask that you pursue this with utmost urgency. Thank you.

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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 11:42, Tuesday 11 August 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 13:51, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding a Council owned tree.

    A qualified tree surveyor has assessed your request and following a site visit has been unable to recommend any further action on this occasion.

    Please be aware that Aragon Direct Services manages the Council owned trees in accordance with the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028.
    https://drive.google.com/ file/ d/ 1ZBu7zy_jIYlXsKRoUkZFZ8xvpdBK1uhH/ view

    Continued management of all of 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.

    We trust this answers your query. 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 09:53, Wednesday 9 September 2020

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