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Tree needing pruning

Reported via iOS in the Public Trees category anonymously at 11:41, Saturday 14 September 2019

Sent to Bromley Council 4 minutes later

The street tree outside 135 lower branches are eye level and overhanging the path and front garden and will soon interfere with the buses passing under it on the street.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:45, Saturday 14 September 2019

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:22, Tuesday 24 September 2019

  • Branches lopped so no longer hitting people faces but still overhanging property line.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 16:44, Saturday 12 October 2019

  • Under common law, the property owner is entitled to prune any branches that overhang your airspace back to your property boundary. However before undertaking any works to a council owned tree we ask that you:

    Contact the Heritage and Urban design team on 020 8313 4516 if you live in a conservation area; are not sure whether you do or not; or the tree has a Tree Preservation Order on it. Some trees are protected so you must gain permission before undertaking any works to them.

    Also contact the Arboricultural team on 020 8313 4471 should you or your contractor need to climb the Council tree to undertake the works.

    Please ensure that all works to prune the tree are undertaken to arboricultural standard BS3998. All pruning cuts must be executed to a professional standard with no rips, tares, stubs, or other practises that could be detrimental to the health of the tree or users of the highway.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:56, Monday 14 October 2019

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:45, Tuesday 15 October 2019

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