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Over grown tree

Reported via mobile in the Tree debris (droppings, sap or seeds) category anonymously at 15:54, Saturday 4 September 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2978882.

We have been living here for 2 and half years and we have not had one day where bird droppings have not gone on our car, or the kids have not come in with bird poo under their shoes. The tree has also blocked sunlight in the downstairs front room. I have only just found out to report it to the council which is why I’m doing so, as The tree branches are starting to grow on top of our garden and because of seed droppings we are having weed growing through again through the membrane and leaves falling from the tree the garden is horrendous and I’ve only had it gravelled 6 months ago, please could you look into this as this causing us a lot of stress. Thank you

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  • 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 14:09, Thursday 21 October 2021

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