A large fungus growing in the side of the tree.
Reported via desktop in the Problem with fungi category anonymously at 19:42, Mon 19 October 2020
Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2348397.
Our lovely Elm (I think - see photo of leaf) tree has a problem. This growth comes every year and the vertical split/crease (non-technical terms) that it grows in is getting bigger every year. I cought it at its most colourful but now it has turned black and will eventually fall to the ground. The tree is much taller than the house and if it does break it will certainly hit our house. I think it should at least be inspected by an expert. Thank you Ernest Pepper, No.26 Carisbrook Court.
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 07:45, Tue 20 October 2020
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 further information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Aragon Direct Services.
Posted by Peterborough City Council at 14:06, Thu 5 November 2020
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 10:57, Mon 9 November 2020
Works in progress
The works order has now been issued to the contractor for completion within 30 working days. However due to Covid-19 restrictions and workings this may be extended
State changed to: In progress
Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:59, Mon 9 November 2020
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.