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Dangerous Tree

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 23:53, Thu 27 March 2014 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Cherwell District Council 1 minute later

There is a mature Sycamore tree that has a "Rising Crown" due to it leaning badly. It is in danger of blowing over if we have a strong gale. It needs to dealt with before it causes any damage to near by property, vehicles or pedestrians.

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  • The Arboricultural Officer for Oxfordshire County Council provided the following information on the 22/04/2014 "The lean in the stem has been caused by shading from other trees and this tree growing towards the light (phototropism). This is a perfectly natural process and one by which the tree will put on adaptive growth to support the itself. Now the Norway Maple does not have to compete for light, the crown has adjusted to growing vertically or ‘normally’, which again will support itself through adaptive growth. Consequently, I do not think it is necessary or appropriate to conduct any further works at this time."

    Posted by Paul Shepley at 17:26, Sun 27 April 2014

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