Overhanging branche/s problem
Reported via desktop in the Overhanging branches category anonymously at 14:31, Fri 6 November 2020
Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2374284.
Member of the public has called to report that there is about 2 - 3 branches on this tree which are slightly overhanging the nearly properties. Other tree's within this tree line have had their branches taken to a certain height but this tree has been left and would like the branches to but cut aligned with others.
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 14:31, Fri 6 November 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 a council-owned tree to stop the nuisance of overhanging branches.
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.
You have a legal right to cut back any branches hanging onto your property. You can only cut them from the point where they cross over onto your property. We recommend that all cut material is disposed of as normal garden waste. It is also recommended that the services of a suitably insured and qualified tree surgeon are used to carry these works out on your behalf.
Before you cut back any trees, you need to find out if it's protected by a Tree Preservation Order, or if it's in a conservation area. If a tree is protected, you'll need to get permission to cut it. Please visit conservation trees and hedges for more information.
For further information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028
I trust this answers your enquiry, 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 15:13, Wednesday 24 February 2021
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