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Overhanging tree within 2 metres of property line

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging Trees category anonymously at 16:33, Friday 19 March 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2620263.

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Despite continually writing, phoning, emailing (originally to Amey) and having had a personal visit from my local councillor, Julie Howell, about the unmanaged tree belt alongside my property, nothing has been done in relation to its maintenance except as described in the paragraph below. My first letter of concern was written in February 2019 and my most recent to a Mr Last on the 28th November 2019.

In November 2019, when I pointed out that one tree was dangerously close to my house, it was “red spotted” and removed. There was another tree of concern within two metres of my property line which overhangs my garden by six feet. I assume it was not “red spotted” at the time because it was not close to the house. This tree has now grown even higher, approx. 35-40 feet, and when strong winds prevail it leans at a precarious angle across my garden. In these situations I do not dare venture out into the garden. Should it uproot and fall towards my property it would certainly hit the house.

I would be most obliged if one of your team would come along and “red spot” the offending tree. It should be quite obvious which one it is but if there is any doubt it is the one which sits between the gardens of 63 and 65 Chandlers.

I also look forward to the remaining trees alongside my property being severely pruned. It would be nice if the height (some close to forty feet) could be reduced so that, even in mid-summer, any sunlight doesn’t disappear after 4pm.

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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 20 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 07:38, Monday 22 March 2021

  • 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.

    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.

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

    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 14:44, Wednesday 31 March 2021

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