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Tree Requires pruning

Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 14:51, Thu 8 June 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4647497.

Oak tree is apparently damaging the property through roots. 20% is due biannually.

Asset ID: FP081

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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 14:52, Thu 8 June 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:32, Mon 12 June 2023

  • It's not apparently damaging property, it HAS damaged property. The tree has never been reduced by the amount specified bi annually, and have only entered my property once in 25 years to reduce, hence the damage to the rear structure. The before and after pictures show it remains the same size. The rear structure has now been removed and it would be a perfect opportunity to access all of the tree. The height has never been reduced and is blocking out light and creates a mess with leaves etc. It has caused subsidence to 2 houses.

    Posted anonymously at 14:42, Sun 9 July 2023

  • Thank you for your comments and for your patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry, the works are in hand to be completed by the contractor as a priority.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:10, Fri 14 July 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:57, Fri 15 September 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:25, Thu 2 November 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:50, Mon 4 December 2023

  • THIS ISSUE IS NOT FIXED Some small trees were pollarded in the path at the rear of my property last week but they didn't touch the oak tree in question. I approached them and said they had not been advised to touch the tree, they didn’t know anything about it, they were from Croydon just helping out. The access to the tree on all sides is clear until the end of December, after that there will be a structure in place, which will limit the access to carry out the overall necessary pollarding required. It was 6 months ago I first reported this. In 2008 the council admitted liability that the tree had caused subsidence to my house and as part of a subsidence mitigation programme, the tree would need to be reduced by 25% bi annually to avoid the next step of underpinning. I believe the tree was last looked at in 2018 and I was advised that it would be looked at again in 2020 (I do understand Covid had delayed things). This means it is nearly 6 years since it was last looked at. I have cracks appearing in my house again and I do not wish to go to the next stage of underpinning as was advised at the time. I don't think this would be fair, as this expense would be down to the rate payer when all that is needed is the tree to be pollarded as instructed.

    Posted anonymously at 13:23, Wed 6 December 2023

  • Thank you for the comment, our contractor ahs been asked to return to site ASAP and complete the crown reduction on the tree that was first issue. Apologises for the delay in works, we appreciate your patience on this matter.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:22, Tue 12 December 2023

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