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Dark Lane

Reported via mobile in the Trees category anonymously at 10:42, Tuesday 2 April 2024

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 404926.

The trees that run along the back gardens of Wharf Mews down Dark Lane are incredibly tall and overgrown. I reported this at the end of 2023 and was told that they couldn't have works done on them at this time but would like this to be reviewed as they are getting increasingly taller and fuller. They are now at least 40ft tall with the branches overhanging all of the gardens in Wharf Mews. If the branches fall off into the garden or even on the public footpath along Dark Lane then this could be very dangerous. The trees also have ivy growing all up the trunks. Having checked the Council's TPO register they have not had works done to them for 20 years and so it is clearly time for some cutting of them.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:42, Tuesday 2 April 2024

  • As per our Policy, we are under no obligation to prune trees due to overhang on private property, prune trees because they are perceived to be too big, or prune trees due to lack of light, leaf/fruit drop, bird mess, sap etc. Although these trees are tall, we do not believe their size to be a concern - during inspections we do not believe there to be any obvious safety concerns regarding their general health, vitality, or any of their major limbs. These trees will be inspected again in Autumn and any necessary emergency works carried out urgently if required.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:11, Wednesday 3 April 2024

  • Customer email-unhappy with the update provided- forwarded to tree officers

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:38, Friday 19 April 2024

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