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Tees to Pollard

Reported via desktop in the Public Trees category anonymously at 16:09, Tue 17 May 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Tree had has simple secatuers to cut extentions but really needs to be pollard now as the crown is huge and branches very low

Tres outside number 1 and 3

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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 16:10, Tue 17 May 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:57, Mon 23 May 2022

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:26, Mon 27 June 2022

  • Someone has visited and completed what has been done for the last 3-4 years, that is cut the suckers on the trunk.

    Branch are still hanging down, both hitting the car as we drive out of our drive and as people walk under the trees.

    The other tree's branches are nearly touching the house of number 3. It really will not last another year without the correct work

    Posted anonymously at 19:06, Tue 12 July 2022

  • Thank you for your comments. The works are in complete and the contractor is due to return to lift the canopies for both trees. Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve your issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:08, Tue 19 July 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:52, Thu 28 July 2022

  • Branches outside number 1 were cut, but assume it is now policy not to carry out work on the crown as you have previously.

    The branches for the crown in front of number 3 remain untouched and are nearly touching the window of the house.

    Posted anonymously at 08:16, Fri 29 July 2022

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:39, Wed 10 August 2022

  • The works undertaken to this tree are consistent with the instructions to our contractor and relate to an identified health & safety or highway obstruction issue, please note that works beyond that to reduce the tree size to allow more light, prune clear of telephone lines etc will not be taken as outlined in our Tree Management Strategy ( downloads/ file/ 3334/ tree_management_strategy_2016-2020)

    Posted by Bromley Council at 19:12, Wed 10 August 2022

  • 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 19:13, Wed 10 August 2022

  • Link sent did not work.

    How are branches over hanging boundaries to be dealt with now, as cutting one side does not seem the correct management

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:26, Thu 11 August 2022

  • As the property owner you are entitled by common law to prune any branches that overhang your airspace back to your property boundary. Before undertaking any works to a council-owned tree in order to prune back to your property boundary you must:

    1) Contact the Tree Team in the Planning Division on 020 8313 4516 or if you live in a conservation area; are not sure whether you do or not; or the tree has a Tree Preservation Order on it. Some trees are protected so you must gain permission before undertaking any works to them.

    Whether you need permission or not you must also:

    1) Contact the Arboricultural team on 020 8313 4471 should your contractor need to climb the Council tree to undertake the works.

    2) Ensure that all works to prune the tree are undertaken to arboricultural standard - BS3998: (2010) Recommendations for Tree Work. All pruning cuts must be executed to a professional standard with no rips, tears, stubs, or other practices that could be detrimental to the health of the tree or users of the highway.

    3) Dispose of the arisings at your own cost once the works are completed.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:13, Fri 12 August 2022

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Bromley Council at 10:16, Fri 12 August 2022

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