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Tree root close to the surface is pushing up slabs.

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 16:37, Thu 18 November 2021 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The tree root is pushing up the slabs, and the surrounding edges of the tree's base. Just needs the tree root dug up, please DO NOT remove the tree itself.

Council ref: ENQ21910440

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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 16:37, Thu 18 November 2021

  • This isn't private parking space is it ? if it was, then up to the owner/user ... The second pic shows the tree leaning ? If so, is this levering the roots upwards ? and cutting them would give less anchorage and more chance of collapse ?

    Posted anonymously at 17:33, Thu 18 November 2021

  • Hello,

    No, it’s not a private space, I have checked with the land registry.

    The tree is straight, it’s just the angle of the trunk in the photo.


    Posted anonymously at 08:45, Fri 19 November 2021

  • You may get quicker action if you email

    They will certainly tell you if they are responsible for the land and if not who is.

    Posted anonymously at 08:59, Thursday 13 January 2022

  • 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: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:29, Wednesday 19 January 2022

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