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Leaning tree requiring cutting

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 17:37, Wed 22 August 2012

Sent to Plymouth City Council 3 minutes later

There is a rather large tree that stands twice as high as the houses on Hickory Drive, it not only blocks out the light completey, but is also leaning rather badly. It has gotten worse over the years and when it is windy it leans very scarily towards the houses, it also makes a creaking noise. I am concerned that with autumn/winter fast approaching, and strong winds that usuallly hit us around oct/nov, that the tree will sustaine further damage. If it were to fall, i believe it would either land back into the woodland or would crush the houses that it stands opposite. As it is such a large tree, i imagine its roots extend far below the ground. A risk of the tree fallen and coming lose from the ground is that it may take some of the pavement with it. It has many spindly branches that are partially broken hanging down, which when we have high sided vehicles coming down the street, catch and either fall on the pavement or into the road. From the picture you can see it is leaning to the left. I am not sure whether cuttung the upper left part of tree (as seen in picture) will reduce the risk of the tree falling if we are hit with strong winds again.

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