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Please could we have Silver Birch trees in Broad Close?

Reported in the Report a tree problem category anonymously at 16:52, Mon 20 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later. FixMyStreet ref: 1950774.

Hi there, Please send this request on to the right department, if you would. Broad Close has a large grassed area (see photo above) and wondered if Silver Birch trees could be planted on it? It would benefit: the area environmentally, by oxygenating and encouraging bird/ wildlife. The light, airy birches in this position on the green do not block light to houses near by as they are not in the sun's path. Leaves would fall on grass , not pavement, so no health and safety issues from slippage. The trees would prevent overspill parking on the grass (which ruins it )when local football matches are played at the Yarnton Recreational Trust. Kidlington is a garden city and more trees reinforce the initial ethos. Silver Birches are already in situ so there is a precedent locally for them. I would be willing to water the saplings until they are established. It would be lovely to have a wildflower planting under the trees, no need to have the grass cut so often, which saves further monies. Please could Broad Close have some beautiful birches? Thank you, it'd help towards our planet. Best regards Louise Louise Green 0791814044

Council ref: ENQ20854491

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:55, Mon 20 January 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that it does not currently meet the criteria for intervention, so will not be fixing at this time.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:18, Tue 21 January 2020

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