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Overgrown tree/hedges problem

Reported via Open311 in the Overgrown tree/hedges category by Customer Services at 10:49, Mon 24 February 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2300727.

Letter received - following numerous telephone calls - 5 trees which are now 50 feet in height, the root system looking for moisture is causing the footway to break up. In addition the roots may be reaching into the foundations of the properties. The trunk of one of the trees is rubbing against the telephone cable to our property. Over the years all that has been done for maintenance is to prune the lower branches. This has done nothing to deal with the number and height and damage being done by the spreading roots. Several years ago two trees were marked for removal but this never happened. In view of our concerns noted above we feel that if there is any damage to our property due to spreading roots or from falling trees or branches then we hold the council liable.

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  • Thank you for reporting this issue. A highways officer will investigate and provide an update within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:49, Mon 24 February 2020

  • We have carried out an initial assessment, but a more detailed investigation is required. We will provide a further update when this has been completed.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:26, Fri 28 February 2020

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because our tree officer has inspected this location and advised that no action is required. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:01, Thu 13 August 2020

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