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Mature trees being killed by Russian Vine

Reported in the Hedges / Trees on road or verge category anonymously at 19:15, Mon 27 April 2015

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 5 minutes later

The soundbreak planting at the rear of 104-108 Tamworth Road is now completely overgrown by a previous neighbours Russian Vine. These trees were planted 20 years ago to make an effective sound break against the M42 trafic. However the vine is now so rampant that the trees have no leaves on them and it is also threatening the gardens. I have rpeorted this many times before over the past five years by phone but nothing has been done. Even when I have been promised with information about what is going to be done, if anything, I have heard nothing. Now it seems that it is probably too late to save our soundbreak. We cannot wait for 20 years to grow another. Will the council fit us all with triple glazing agaisnt the noise instead? We would rather have the trees!

Can someone PLEASE come and rip this vine down before we are all over run with it totally?

Thank you

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  • A council officer has come and loked at this problem and she sent the 'tree expert' out. He said he couldn't do anyting except cut tie vine down and then he gave my husband and interminable lecture on cutbacks at the council and how busy he was and said that he woudln't be able to do it for some time. Now I am a agrdener and know that, if these trees have a hope of surviving, this vine need to be cut down NOW so that the trees can leaf properley. Also a good quality systemic weedkiller will do the rick to the ground cover. This strategy has worked in my garden and I am extremely surprised that a council arboriculturalist does not know about such a simple thing. I have no hope whatsoever of saving the rees now.

    Posted anonymously at 18:01, Thu 21 May 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:22, Tue 26 May 2015

  • Have now telephoned the council to express y concern that the ned for action during the growing season is required - nothing yet.

    Posted anonymously at 08:22, Tue 26 May 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:27, Tue 23 June 2015

  • Mature tree have now failed to leaf - in other words they are dead and the council have left it too late.

    We will be taking advice about triple glazing for our houses as the council failed to act for two years in succession on this matter and the tree had originall been planted to reduce the noise of the M42.

    Posted anonymously at 12:27, Tue 23 June 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:36, Tue 21 July 2015

  • There has been nothing done at all about this.

    Posted anonymously at 12:36, Tue 21 July 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:31, Tue 18 August 2015

  • Despite the visit from WCC inspector, and being bored to death by the tree person who only seemed interested in moaning about how busy he is, nothing has been done yet. I think the mature trees are now dead.

    Posted anonymously at 16:31, Tue 18 August 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:15, Tue 15 September 2015

  • No sign of anyone to do anything - although I have pulled down what I can to gve the trees a chance.

    Posted anonymously at 18:15, Tue 15 September 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:22, Wed 14 October 2015

  • STILL no contact and nothing been done at all. Whilst we were having our boundary fence replaced we did pull down as much of the encroachng plant as we could, but I very much fear the trees are dead. What a waste of two lots of travel costs and two lots of wages. Come out and see it an do absolutely NOTHING. Disgusted!

    Posted anonymously at 18:22, Wed 14 October 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:39, Wed 11 November 2015

  • NO action whatsoever.

    Posted anonymously at 22:39, Wed 11 November 2015

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by an administrator at 11:06, Thu 15 March 2018

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