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Damage caused by trees

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging branches category by Councillor Bryan Tyler at 10:01, Thu 3 June 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2765447.

Ref: 123 Coniston Road PE4 7GU-Email from resident to me. I have seen the damage the sap is causing to the residents fence and lawn. The trees are 14m high and out of reach fr resident.

Bryan-As previously advised, we have pruned back from our side as the branches extend onto our property. It is the height which is the problem and there are a number now too high for us to reach! Using a measurement device, I believe they are over 25feet high from our side? I have also dug up a number of large roots which spread over the lawn, and even up to the patio. We can also add the horrible sticky residue from the aphids which are everywhere on the trees. This is dropping on to the fence and plants in our border.

The response from Aragon states TPO and Protected areas. These are definitely NOT !

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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 09:28, Mon 7 June 2021

  • Aragon manage the City Council's tree stock in line with the formally adopted Trees and Woodlands Strategy.

    In line with the above, we are unable to prune overhanging material as there is no legal requirement to do so I'm afraid.
    Detritus from trees has been tested in the UK courts and is considered to be part and parcel of living with trees.

    In terms of alleged damage from roots, can the resident please forward us photographic evidence so that we investigate further.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:35, Mon 5 July 2021

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