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Large tree clearly with issues. Large dead branches indicating rot or disease

Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 16:22, Fri 18 November 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3975507.

A huge tree over twice the height of our houses which clearly has rotten/dead branches indicating a possible bigger issue. Clearly it represents a danger in a storm. We have had issues with unkept trees from neighboring gardens falling on our cars during the recent storms causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. This is without a doubt the most dangerous of the trees.

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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 16:23, Fri 18 November 2022

  • To help us action and resolve this issue please could further information be provided as comments to this report. For example information such as a house number or street light column number can greatly help us to correctly identify the location while further details such as the nature and scale of an issue (especially dumped rubbish) assists us co-ordinating an appropriate response.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:55, Mon 21 November 2022

  • RIght in the corner of the close. Behind the bent Cornford close street sign. Next to number 14 Cornford close. Pictures now attached. I live at number 13 Cornford close. My details are attached to this case. Feel free to contact me by phone.

    Posted anonymously at 11:31, Mon 21 November 2022

  • Can i ask why the state has changed to no further action?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:53, Tue 22 November 2022

  • One more thing - The pin doesn't accurately represent the trees location. It is outside the gardens of the houses on Mead way. Only a few metres from the corner of Cornford close.

    Posted anonymously at 13:11, Tue 22 November 2022

  • 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 13:19, Tue 22 November 2022

  • I have uploaded an image with a more accurate pin location.

    Posted anonymously at 08:57, Wed 23 November 2022

  • Apologies the last one was the wrong image. This is near 100% accurate. It's just behind the garden of number 36 Mead Way.

    Posted anonymously at 09:02, Wed 23 November 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:52, Thu 24 November 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:30, Wed 14 December 2022

  • What appropriate action has been taken? This isn't fixed at all. Nothing has happened.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:29, Wed 14 December 2022

  • Thank you for the comment, I have told the contractor to attend site first thing next week to complete the works, Apologises for the delay in action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:51, Fri 16 December 2022

  • Hi, FYI nobody has been out to address this yet. I understand that it is Christmas but the concern for me now is winter storms. In addition to my original fear, now that the leaves have fully dropped it has revealed more areas of the tree which have broken branches which indicates the condition of the tree is worse than i originally suspected.

    Posted anonymously at 12:28, Wed 28 December 2022

  • Thank you for the comment, I have informed the contractor and have asked them to attend immediately. Apologise for the delay in action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:24, Wed 4 January 2023

  • Update - in the last week i've seen two visits presumably to assess the tree. A large amount of fallen debris from another tree was cleared and taken away but nothing has happened with the tree in question yet.

    Posted anonymously at 11:02, Tue 10 January 2023

  • Thank you for the comment, I will contact the contractor to inquire what is happening.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:49, Mon 16 January 2023

  • Is there any update on this case?

    Posted anonymously at 14:42, Wed 1 February 2023

  • Apologise for the delay, this should have been completed by now, I will send a Officer to check the tree on Monday. If not complete I will chase the contractor to complete this job ASAP.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:49, Fri 3 February 2023

  • Hi, any update on this? Has the officer/inspector been to visit yet?

    Posted anonymously at 14:39, Wed 15 February 2023

  • Thank you for your comments. The tree has been inspected and the contractor instructed to return ASAP to complete works as specified to the tree (to remove dead wood).

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:37, Tue 21 February 2023

  • Hi, nothing has happened yet.

    Posted anonymously at 11:32, Tue 14 March 2023

  • My apologies the enquiry has an unresolved status. The contractor has been chased up and requested to visit site as soon as possible to dead wood the Oak.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:57, Tue 21 March 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:59, Tue 21 March 2023

  • Thank you i'm just a bit concerned we since we had some strong winds recently. The last thing me and my neighbours want is any of our cars damaged again.

    Posted anonymously at 11:01, Tue 21 March 2023

  • Thank you for your comments. I have contacted the contractor again and they will dead wood the oak as soon as possible.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:01, Wed 22 March 2023

  • Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:48, Fri 5 May 2023

  • Tree surgeons did attend and remove some of the dead branches however i did expect them to remove a bit more. It's too big for a tree in such close proximity to people's houses.

    Posted anonymously at 11:54, Fri 5 May 2023

  • Thank you for your comments which have been passed onto the Officer allocated your enquiry, he will investigate and update you afterwards.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:12, Fri 5 May 2023

  • Thank you for the comment, The works undertaken to this tree are consistent with the instructions to our contractor and relate to an identified health & safety issue, please note that works beyond that to reduce the tree size to allow more light, prune clear of telephone lines etc will not be taken as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy (https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ downloads/ file/ 3334/ tree_management_strategy_2016-2020)

    Bromley Borough Council does not prune trees because they are large, the tree has been inspected and works completed to remove the deadwood in the tree. No further works are to be raised on the tree.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:35, Tue 9 May 2023

  • We have investigated this report and have made contact with the report originator to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:38, Tue 9 May 2023

  • Hi, ok that's a fair response and has been noted. However, since I've made you aware on a number of occasions through this ticket, which i've personally archived for the purposes of future reference, I'm also making you aware that if this tree does cause any damage to my property I'll be well within my rights to sue for the damage caused on grounds of negligence. Myself and my neighbours as I've mentioned have already had damage from large surrounding trees and incurred the costs of said damage and we won't be absorbing those costs ourselves again in the future. Regards

    Posted anonymously at 14:27, Tue 9 May 2023

  • Thank you for the comment.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:58, Tue 9 May 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.