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Sap and birds dirts on cars

Reported via desktop in the Tree debris (droppings, sap or seeds) category anonymously at 12:38, Wednesday 3 February 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2519874.

I would like to ask for permission to cut the branch of the tree which is close to my car park. I think that the tree is not in a good condition as there is a lot of sap on it. That sap is often falling on the car and damages it. During the spring and summer time it is a very big mess around the tree because it is a cherry tree and a lot of birds come and leave their waste (on cars). I would like to add that I can cut it myself as I know it could cause a problem. In conclusion, I need to say that I know how important nature and trees are. This tree has been bothering me for 2 years but I know I can not cut the whole tree down. That is why I would only like to cut a branch.

Kind regards

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  • 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 40 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 08:53, Monday 8 February 2021

  • Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree.

    In accordance with the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028, a qualified tree surveyor has 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 remove or reduce blossom, tree sap, honeydew or remove fallen leaves and blossom from private land. Tree sap or honeydew are a seasonal problem. When we plant new trees, we try to choose those that are less likely to cause this problem. You can remove tree sap or honeydew from your car using warm soapy water. We regularly sweep leaves and blossom from our parks, roads, and footpaths or cycle paths that run alongside them.

    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

    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 13:53, Wednesday 31 March 2021

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