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Overgrown Tree Roots

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 08:18, Wed 16 October 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 3 minutes later. ref: 1806969.

Tree very overgrown, the roots are also growing into the house, very concerned that the roots will start coming into the house or underneath. Tree in question is on the Welford road, backing on to 34 Wensleydale. Definitely gone into the back garden and under the patio.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:20, Wed 16 October 2019

  • I am also concerned at the damage already done to my patio - see photos. The keys issues are: 1) tress roots lifting patio 2) Tree roots teaching house and causing issues with house 3) trees reaching my cutters and will ruin them. This has happened before and rotten them. The cutters have now been replaced but since the trees have grown again and are touching the house again

    Posted anonymously at 08:29, Wed 16 October 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A claims form will be sent direct to you to be completed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:57, Thu 17 October 2019

  • Hello. Please could you clarify the next steps for me?

    Posted anonymously at 10:27, Thu 17 October 2019

  • Please can you assist as I seem to be going around in circles. I raised this issue with you and you sent someone to view the damage to my patio. He agreed the tree was damaging my patio. You then sent me a claim form. I cannot claim for the damage until the tree is removed otherwise the damage will just reoccur. I have also now been told to get the tree cut I have to contact the Street Doctor - which is you and I have already done this. Please can you confirm to me how this tree can be removed so that I have no further more serious damage.

    Posted anonymously at 20:33, Wed 23 October 2019

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