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Tree roots ingress close to property

Reported via desktop in the Problem with tree roots category anonymously at 13:10, Tuesday 20 September 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3835962.

1. The image I have sent shows a tree root under a patio slab less than 1.5 metres from my property. The root is circa 30mm in dia. Lifting other slabs show an extensive network of fine roots at the base of the property. If the roots extend as far as their canopy there could be extensive ingress close to the house. 2. Overhanging tree branches are less then 2 metres from the rear of the house. 3. The extensive tree canopy leads to excessive dumping of leaves in the back garden during Autumn. 4. The height of the trees severely reduces the light to the rear of the house and solar panel installers tell me that they would reduce the effectiveness of any panels installed at the rear of the house.

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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 08:10, Monday 26 September 2022

  • A Tree Surveyor has inspected and a letter has been sent to the enquirer

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:34, Thursday 6 October 2022

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