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Tree overhanging and touching property

Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 08:03, Mon 11 September 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4979088.

The silver birch outside 6 Faversham Road is out of control once again. The branches are now touching the property and starting to interfere with the guttering. Urgently requires pruning.

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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 08:07, Mon 11 September 2023

  • It would also be helpful if this tree could generally be reviewed again for its appropriateness in terms of size. It is out of kilter with the rest of the street, is regularly in need of maintenance and is starting to lift the pavement. It might be better for a replacement tree more in keeping with the street, as with all others that have been replanted.

    Posted anonymously at 08:27, Mon 11 September 2023

  • We have asked our tree contractor to cut back branch tips from the building. This tree will not be replaced. For issues regarding the footway, please raise a separate enquiry so that the appropriate team to review that specific issue. Please note that as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy Tree management strategy - Foreword - Tree management strategy - 2023 to 2027 (

    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.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:13, Mon 11 September 2023

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:15, Mon 11 September 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:51, Mon 2 October 2023

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