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Tree DANGER to life and property

Reported via desktop in the Trees/Hedges Overhanging Roads Or Footpaths category anonymously at 15:05, Thu 16 September 2021

Sent to Hull City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3005878.

Hi could we please have this tree taken out or drastically reduced in size please. If it were to fall toward the bungalows it almost certainly demolish all and kill anyone inside at the time. If it were to fall toward the house again it would severely damage property and kill anyone who happened to be home. If it were to fall toward the carpark it would destroy all cars parked there at the time. Phone lines and life lines are strewn through the branches so even if only 1 branch were to snap off it would leave many unable to call for help. I would estimate the tree to be in excess of 50 feet tall and is located between 117 and 127 Elgar road hull HU4 7NY. If this is not the correct place to post this could you please inform me where I should go. Thanks regards D A Crabb.

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  • No visible action taken had 2 e mails from council this was the first "In order for us to log this, please provide your full address." an the second "I have passed your request to the Arboriculture Team, who will investigate the issue as soon as possible." but no actual action. Think someone may have to die before action is taken.

    Your reference number for this request is 3243127

    Posted anonymously at 19:40, Thu 14 October 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still no action taken

    Posted anonymously at 21:09, Thu 11 November 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:31, Fri 10 December 2021

  • This is the response I have had regarding this tree. No action to be taken guess we will have to wait for some one to die before they do anything. Re: Tree

    Thank you for getting in touch to let me know your concerns about the tree near the bungalows.

    I contacted Hull City Council on your behalf and asked them to look into the issue that you raised with me.

    I have been informed by the Council Officer that they don’t normally reduce healthy tree canopies because they are deemed as ‘too big, overgrown’ and the standard SLA maintenance would not cover this request.

    The Council Officer also stated they do not reduce trees for light, sun, height or shade and went on to say in some cases consideration can be made for crown lifting a tree but said the photo shows that has been done before. The Council Officer told me future survey work would put this tree on a schedule for low level maintenance but it would not be seen as a high priority.

    I am sorry this isn’t the response you were hoping for but please do not hesitate to contact me if there is any further action you would like me to take on your behalf.

    As always, please feel free to contact me or my colleague, Councillor Holly Burton, at any time if either of us can be of further assistance to you with any other local issues.


    Cc Councillor H Burton

    Posted anonymously at 16:00, Sat 22 January 2022

  • Tis is a tree of similar size brought down by storm Arwen November 2021

    Posted anonymously at 16:07, Sat 22 January 2022

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