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Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 11:58, Mon 18 December 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5333081.

Resident called to request why the tree outside 28 Elmstead Avenue has been removed as resident believes the tree was healthy, please can this be looked into as soon as possible.

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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 11:59, Mon 18 December 2023

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:12, Fri 22 December 2023

  • We have no information on our system as to why this tree was felled. It must have been another tree felled by itinerance for fire wood.

    We will make a not of the location and plant a new tree next planting season.

    Thank you

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:20, Thursday 4 January 2024

  • We have investigated this report and have made contact with the report originator to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:21, Thursday 4 January 2024

  • I do not believe that the tree was felled by intinerance for firewood as at the time of the report I told the person on the phone that the tree had been felled by persons in a marked van Glendale?? or similar that the person from Bromley confirmed is a contractor working on behalf of Bromley council. They also trimmed other trees in the road. Please do not show this as fixed but continue to investigate as the tree was felled by contractors working for Bromley council.

    Posted anonymously at 11:22, Friday 5 January 2024

  • Yesterday Glendale returned to grind the stump out and leave a tree post for the planting of a tree. I asked and they confirmed it was them who felled the tree due to disease at the bottom of the tree. I saw them put the post in by hand only. I stopped them on their way down the road as the post was simply flopping about and would have certainly blown onto a car even with a mild breeze. I could move the post with a finger as it was only secured by the stump chippings. They attempted to secure the post with the fiat side of an axe with no success. I was told is that they forgot their post hammer to secure the tree post properly. I will leave it to you to judge how good or bad it is to leave a post like this. They pulled it out the ground and put it in the back of the vehicle. They said they would have to return to Croydon to get the post hammer. Thus far no post has been put back in readiness for the new tree.

    Just to add that after the first visit when the tree was felled a load of debris was left in the road and on the pavement. Simply a mess! After the visit yesterday, the debris was blown into the road - more mess.

    Please can you.... Re-open the case Explain why the tree was felled as it appeared healthy Organise someone to come and have a decent clean up Organise a post to be fitted Put the planting of a new tree on the schedule Thank you As there is no post you now have the added complexity of someone parking in a manner that would not allow the post to be fitted/tree planted.

    Posted anonymously at 13:16, Wednesday 10 January 2024

  • My apologies for all the confusion. The Crab Apple had unfortunately prematurely died which it is thought to be drought related stress. A replacement tree will be replanted next planting season starting in November running through to March 2025. I have requested that the contractor returns to put in a stake in the empty tree pit so that cars cannot park over.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:46, Friday 19 January 2024

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:49, Friday 19 January 2024

  • My apologies, the storm clear up process following three recent storms has caused delays to the completion of the works. The contractor is in hand to visit site to put a stake in the empty tree pit. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:50, Friday 1 March 2024

  • The contractor is in hand to visit site to rectify the poorly driven in tree stake, Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:34, Monday 22 April 2024

  • Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry. The contractor is due to return to site to rectify the post.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:17, Monday 10 June 2024

  • The contractor has been chased up and is due to return to site to adjust the stake for the empty tree pit which as above, the empty tree pit is due to be planted next planting season.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:29, Thursday 13 June 2024

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