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Dead tree - has wet rot

Reported via desktop in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 16:07, Thursday 23 June 2022

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

Large tree has wet rot . there is a water leak in the road but this tree absorbs all the water, so hence the tree has been damaged from the water and the tree has weakened due to the water which any wind this tree will come down. the bark is sweating of the tree. noticed there is works due to start on 4th of july not sure whether its for this issue. But can this be dealt with as a emergency. the person reporting it is a tree surgeon an says the tree needs to come down. outside number 118 to 120 chestnut avenue

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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: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:07, Thursday 23 June 2022

  • Thank you for the enquiry, a site visit took place today regarding the issue with the tree, the exaction of the water main will be taking place on the 4th of July as mentioned in your report.

    Another site visit will be taking place by a Tree Officer to assess if any damage or potential issues have taken place with the root system of the tree on the 4th of July, hopefully that matter will be resolved then.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:19, Friday 24 June 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.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:19, Friday 24 June 2022

  • When Thames Water arrived on 4th July they stated they could not continue without LBB to cut the routes. Please can this be investigated further.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:51, Wednesday 13 July 2022

  • This problem is still ongoing. Thames Water cannot/will not do anything about the keek as it would be dangerous to start digging there, the tree could come down. Will LBB take responsibility and compensate me if the tree falls and damages my property. LBB did not attend the site meeting on the 4th July so Thames Water could not do anything. Thames Water we’re in contact with them by phone that day

    Posted anonymously at 20:50, Wednesday 13 July 2022

  • Thank you for the enquiry, I have had no response from the people that deal with Thames Water, I have been visiting site daily to see if they have turned up and started the works, sadly I do not have direct contact with the Thames water crews, we have internal personnel that deal with them. I am more than happy to meet Thames Water on site for a meeting, if you can let me now what day and time, I will be present on site or another officer can attend.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:18, Thursday 14 July 2022

  • A resident has called back to advise they are very worried the tree is going to fall due to the wet rot and have advised they would like the tree inspecting regardless of Thames water coming. Resident has advised Thames water will not return until the tree is removed.

    Posted anonymously at 13:47, Tuesday 19 July 2022

  • Thank you for the enquiry, Bromley Borough Council does not remove trees for utilities to be worked on, the tree in question has a healthy crown with good vitality and is showing no signs of decline, no fungi brackets have been seen nor has the trees overall health declined.

    Thames water have not contacted me regarding the works or when they will take place, if any action is need in regards to work on the tree once the water leak has been fixed theses will be implemented and actioned swiftly. Until then I am waiting to hear if any further progress will be taken on the planned works by Thames water.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:46, Monday 25 July 2022

  • Resident called to chase report, resident believes this tree needs removing urgently, the tree will become a danger when Thames Water start work, please can this be looked into as soon as possible and the tree looked at again

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 10:07, Tuesday 26 July 2022

  • Bromley Council stated that an officer attended the scene on 4th,July, all I can say is that he must have gone to the wrong location. Thames Water attended at 8.30am that day and closed the road with barriers and road signs and were there there until after 1pm and no one from the council turned up. This was outside my property and I spoke to the contractors. Meanwhile the problem persists. Is it too much to ask that someone from the council show a bit of initiative and contact Thames Water to resolve the problem. Do not fob me off with excuses that no one from Thames Water attended, if they come to Chestnut Avenue they will see the barriers and signs on the verge where the contractors left them

    Posted anonymously at 21:09, Wednesday 27 July 2022

  • Thank you for the enquiry, as per previous statements, Officers from the Council have attended site on multiple occasions, Thames Water have still not given a date for when the works will be taking place, as previously stated once they have informed us of the date an officer will be in attendance.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:22, Wednesday 3 August 2022

  • I am sorry to say this but someone at LBB is lying. As previously stated Thames Water attended on 4th.July, closed the road with signs at junction with Layhams Road and Sylvan Way. They then put barriers across the road to start work. They waited until after 1pm but NO ONE from Bromley attended so they went home. The barriers are stull piled on the verge outside 127 Chestnut Avenue. I know this is true as I live at 129 and all this took place outside my address. No one has attempted to contact me. Why cant you contact Thames Water to sort this problem out

    Posted anonymously at 20:46, Wednesday 3 August 2022

  • The tree every morning is weeping / dripping water out of the bark every morning, does not take a genuins to work out that water rots wood and several tree surgeons on facebook have said its a problem, remove the tree, thames water can repair the leak as its been leaking for weeks. i dont feel safe with this tree outside our house. COMMUNICATE with thames water!!!!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 18:31, Thursday 4 August 2022

  • Sorry i meant above its been leaking for years!!! not weeks!!!

    Posted anonymously at 19:58, Thursday 4 August 2022

  • You have removed a tree 50 yards down the road thats perfectly healthy, yes this tree is leaking out water and you say its fine? Use your brains here bromley council? what if the tree comes down in wind? are you going to pay the repair costs and our insurance excess? as said it does not take a genius to work out that water rots wood does it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 09:00, Saturday 6 August 2022

  • This is healthy is it? its leaking out water for god sake!

    Posted anonymously at 09:02, Saturday 6 August 2022

  • Bromley council now ignoring all messages!! the tree is unsafe and it will come down as its weak.

    Posted anonymously at 16:01, Monday 8 August 2022

  • Resident has called about the issue of the tree. Is unhappy that no further action has been taken with the tree, and that another tree further down the road has been removed. Resident described the bark as being soaking wet and becoming dangerous in storms. Bark at bottom of the tree is leaking out water. Thames water have put trees outside the tree again and resident is worried about it being unstable.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 09:42, Wednesday 10 August 2022

  • Tree soaked in water

    Posted anonymously at 09:47, Wednesday 10 August 2022

  • Thank you for the enquiry, the tree is being felled ASAP.

    Contractors have been asked to make this a priority.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:51, Thursday 11 August 2022

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