Far too big tree
Reported via mobile in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 19:48, Wednesday 26 July 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro
Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4829459.
The tree outside my house is far too big it’s coming in to the front garden and you can’t park under it because your car gets covered in leaves sap and bird droppings it’s ridiculous
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 19:49, Wednesday 26 July 2023
This tree has been inspected and no action is to be taken regarding the reported tree. Bromley will only undertake works to a tree for an identified health & safety or highway obstruction issue. Please note that as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy Tree management strategy - Foreword - Tree management strategy - 2023 to 2027 (bromley.gov.uk)
The Council will not prune trees in relation to the following: • Branches overhanging properties • Where a tree is thought be overly large • Interference with satellite, TV or other media reception • Branches and/or limbs in physical contact with telephone wires • Excessive leaf fall • Fruit fall • Problems associated with pollen • Excreta caused by insects or birds • Obstruction of view • Lack of light. The situation will be reviewed cyclically as part of our programme of tree condition surveys and safety inspections.
Please note as per the 1984 Telecommunications Act, all service providers are responsible for maintaining their own overhead line infrastructure. In the case of phone cables, please contact OpenReach as they are responsible for the repair and upkeep of these lines including pruning back of street trees.
Posted by Bromley Council at 10:32, Thursday 27 July 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 10:35, Thursday 27 July 2023
Resident called to chase report resident has said that the tree needs to be cut back as soon as possible as it is growing into the pavement causing residents to walk into the road
State changed to: Open
Posted anonymously at 16:01, Friday 8 September 2023
Posted by Bromley Council at 12:17, Monday 11 September 2023
Thank you for your patience while we review this tree and any private shrubs/ hedges in the area that are growing into the footway which the private owners must cut back. Please note as per our previous response, LBB does not prune overhanging tree branches nor prune trees thought to be too big as per Tree Mgt Strategy found at https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ trees
Posted by Bromley Council at 10:31, Friday 15 September 2023
State changed to: Closed
Updated by Bromley Council at 20:20, Friday 27 October 2023
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