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Tree branches are overhanging

Reported via desktop in the Tree touching overhead cables category anonymously at 14:45, Tue 18 October 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3897928.

The branches are touching the telephone wires at the top - this has been reported before, but we were informed this is not the responsibility of the council and it is something for BT to look into. BT have advised, the wires cannot be moved (understandably), and it is the tree which needs its branches trimming. I would assume it is the council's responsibility also, seeing as the wires cannot be relocated, whereas the tree has clearly grown over the years.

The branches are also hanging low and are touching larger vehicles. You can see from the images the branch is roughly 1.5 feet above a standard vehicle, but larger vehicles are being scratched by the hanging branches from the top.

Please can you arrange for someone to trim the branches and avoid any potential damage.

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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 07:41, Wed 19 October 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding the tree outside your property. Unfortunately, at the present time there are no identifiable arboricultural reasons to justify carrying out any works.

    We recommend that you contact BT as they have a Statutory Undertaking as such this enables them to carry out Arboricultural works when it affects their lines or equipment.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:42, Fri 18 November 2022

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