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Reported over hanging tree branches over boundary

Reported via mobile in the Overhanging branches category anonymously at 21:23, Wednesday 6 July 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3656582.

I reported a council tree at my back gate which the branches exceed my boundary fence. Hanging over my out building dropping large and small branches Causeing damage to my felted roof and being disabled crosskeys tenant this becomes a issue. Alge of the over hanging branches cause shed to go green. Tree branches etc over hanging branches are the responsibility of the tree owner Peterborough city council. And if a tree branches exceed boundary fence the tenant as every right to cut it back and leave the cutting of the tree on the property of the owner of the fence. If a cost factor I will get it cut back in which I will contact crosskeys also.

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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 07:29, Thursday 7 July 2022

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

    In accordance with the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028, a qualified tree surveyor has visited the site, 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 stop the nuisance of overhanging branches.

    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.

    You have a legal right to cut back any branches hanging onto your property. You can only cut them from the point where they cross over onto your property. We recommend that all cut material is disposed of as normal garden waste. It is also recommended that the services of a suitably insured and qualified tree surgeon are used to carry these works out on your behalf.

    Before you cut back any trees, you need to find out if it's protected by a Tree Preservation Order, or if it's in a conservation area. If a tree is protected, you'll need to get permission to cut it. Please visit conservation trees and hedges for more information.

    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 08:46, Monday 11 July 2022

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