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Three tree grilles need removing before they cut into and kill the trees. Crooked Billet triangle island, High St, Penge, jct Green Lane

Reported via desktop in the Young Tree Requires Maintenance category anonymously at 02:01, Sat 26 November 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Three tree grilles need removing before they cut into and kill the trees. Crooked Billet triangle island, High St, Penge, jct Green Lane I reported these 6 months to a year ago but no action taken. All I can see is there is now a fourth tree grille with no tree in it. I guess that tree has already died and been removed. Please save the other trees now! The time to remove the grilles is BEFORE the trunk and roots become irretrievably entangled. This has happened at Beckenham Junction station car park where one tree after another roots or trunk have npbeen enmeshed, strangle and the trees have died. I also reported two trees on council footway by the Ctpryatal Palace Parade Bus Station in a similar situation. There is no point aspiring to plant trees and claiming credit, if they are doomed to die by the fancy but deadly cast iron grilles put around them on planting while saplings.

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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 02:01, Sat 26 November 2022

  • Please bear with us, we are waiting for a special quotation for the removal of the grills. Thank you for your patience,

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:45, Tue 6 December 2022

  • We apologies for the ongoing delay in carrying out this work. We are still chasing the quotation for this special order. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:30, Tue 13 December 2022

  • I apologies for the delay. Our contractor is awaiting the quotation. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 07:37, Sun 18 December 2022

  • Thank you for your patience. Our contractor will be chasing up the quotation for the works on return from their Christmas shutdown.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:20, Thu 29 December 2022

  • A quotation has been sent to our Tree Officer to consider. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:40, Friday 6 January 2023

  • Hi. Thanks for the updates. I did also at the same time, separate FMS report and photos, report two identical grilles about to kill specially planted street trees by Crystal Palace Bus Station, C P Parade. On the road side of the bus station, about 10m from the bus station counter. On the pavement. This was about a year ago. Trees planted when the c. £400k bus terminus was built, presumably as landscaping or to replace trees felled to create the station. If these two grilles have not also been removed, please attend to them also. I do not go past this location now, so cannot report directly. As before, it is sad and a waste of public money, to plant trees with such rings of cast iron ensnarement which, if not removed, will just kill the poor growing saplings. There were many trees in the Beckenham Junction Station forecourt car park, but they have become entangled and strangled by the fancy, ill conceived tree grilles. Maybe 8 trees killed and 6 left, and these now doomed too. You can see the empty grilles still.

    Posted anonymously at 22:38, Friday 6 January 2023

  • Thank you for your update, the grills at the bus station on Crystal Palace Park Parade are also due to be removed.

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    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:41, Friday 13 January 2023

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:42, Friday 13 January 2023

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