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Birch seeds

Reported via mobile in the Tree debris (droppings, sap or seeds) category anonymously at 12:40, Thu 9 September 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2990107.

We have droppings from birch tree covering all our garden and at this point they are dropping so much that we can’t even open windows or doors in house as they straight come in. Also trees are so close to house that droppings blocking gutters and there’s risk of over flow and fluds in house when is heavy rains. We keep them cleaned but it’s just gone so bad that we can’t keep up with it anymore. Because of these droppings we can’t use our garden as they get everywhere even food when we cook outside.

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  • Enquiry received

    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 12:40, Thu 9 September 2021

  • 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 13:09, Thu 9 September 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 14:10, Thu 21 October 2021

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