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Council trees growing 8-10ft into private garden

Reported via mobile in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 14:41, Wednesday 15 May 2024

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5977731.

Good afternoon. I have lived in my property in cherryfields, ham lane for 7 years. At no point has any husbandry been completed on the belt of trees that are directly against my back garden fence. These trees have become extremely intrusive and are now growing 8-10ft over my fence into my back garden. The amount of foliage is vast and whilst I would love to cut them back I neither have the tools, expertise or ability to get rid of the resultant waste. I have landscaped my garden at great expense and the grass underneath this area will not grow and is patchy due to the amount of shade created, furthermore I am unable to cut my grass without the trees hitting me in the face, I am also forever picking up fallen branches/twigs from the overhanging trees and they are causing moss and weeds. These trees are also now causing my tree in my garden to grow obscurely and lean to try and find sunlight. I did raise a complaint about this 2 years ago when the problem began and nothing has happened, it has gradually got worse, to a point where it will soon become unmanageable. Please can you contact me in order to arrange for these trees to be maintained and have the appropriate work carried out for them to be trimmed back so that they are not encroaching over my fence and ruining my garden. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. Kind Rgds

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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 14:41, Wednesday 15 May 2024

  • 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 15:43, Wednesday 15 May 2024

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