Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 16:29, Wednesday 8 June 2022
Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 372287.
What does it take for a tree to be managed and trimmed. The tree opposite was trimmed some 10 yrs ago, the one at the other end of Crossway was trimmed within the last 3 years, the one next to 107 Highfield road has never been trimmed in the 30 years I’ve lived here. I have tried to manage the over hanging branches into my property but am unable to reach those 20+ feet up. Why does this tree continually not need management and is allowed to do as it pleases without the council taking any responsibility for it. Over hanging the road, being caught by traffic and practically touching the tree across the road. Over hanging the payment. At what point does a tree actually get classified as needing management, following an accident or insurance claim? Please provide further information as to why after 30 years this tree still needs no work when others around it have been actioned. I am fed up having to do work that should be the councils responsibility to keep my property safe. Regards
State changed to: Investigating
Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:29, Wednesday 8 June 2022
Thank you for submitting your Highways report.
The reasons we prune trees is clearly stated in our Tree Policy.
https://centralbeds.moderngov.co.uk/ documents/ s78495/ Appendix%20C%20-%20Highways%20Service%20Incentive%20Fund%20Bid%20-%20Highways%20Service%20Tree%20Policy.pdf
Branches overhaning a private boundary alone does not warrant pruning work. Crown lifting over the public highway, to ensure the minimum legal height clearance does, but that is not a priority in the face of the safety work that we undertake daily.
Central Bedfordshire Council Highways
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:01, Friday 10 June 2022
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