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Dead trees and branches overhanging footpath and allotments

Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 15:06, Sun 26 March 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4360442.

These trees have been shedding dead branches for years but in the last year it has got worse. I have a plot at the allotment on the corner and I have a pile of twigs and branches gathered from underneath the trees. It could cause quite an injury if a branch landed on someone and makes me and other plot holders near me very wary about going to the bottom of our plots where our sheds are.

Outside at the entrance to Tugmutton park, the problem is more serious as so many members of the public use the footpath, including small children, and those going to school.

Please could these trees be pruned back? I think one of them over the stream might be dead, but I'm sure an expert can inspect it and advise.

I would be grateful if this could be dealt with before leaves start to grow and the branches get heavier, also before birds start nesting.

Thank you.

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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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:07, Sun 26 March 2023

  • We regularly inspect these trees at this location and some works are with our contractors to complete with some of the trees in this area. We will continue to monitor these trees over the summer and take action to prune trees as per the LBB Tree Management Policy.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:15, Tue 11 April 2023

  • This tree has been inspected and is not considered to require remedial works at this time. The situation will be reviewed cyclically and any required action will be addressed within a future works programme.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:25, Tue 11 April 2023

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