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Rotten Ash tree opposite our house

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category by Melanie Serjeant at 10:26, Thursday 23 July 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2213060.

On Saturday night A very large ash tree fell blocking the unadopted part of Morehay Lane where I live. It has since been cleared and made passable but as a consequence I decided to check the ash tree right opposite my house on the adopted part of Morehay Lane and was able to push a stick right through the trunk of the tree indicating that it was very unstable and rotten. I am in fear of it falling onto my house and am very anxious about the implications to my family and home. Please can someone come and check it? Thank you.

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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 County Council at 10:26, Thursday 23 July 2020

  • This is how far a tape measure can be easily inserted into the rotting trunk for your information.

    Posted by Melanie Serjeant at 11:32, Friday 24 July 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:32, Friday 24 July 2020

  • Having had the tree re-examined yesterday by a retired forestry expert we were informed that not only is the tree trunk hollow but one of the main limbs nearest the house is actually not fully attached to the the trunk and is severely rotten. With today’s forecast of high winds we have securely strapped the dangerous limb to the main trunk. Can I please request a response and action plan URGENTLY as it has now been confirmed that the tree is in a very dangerous state. Many thanks Mel Serjeant

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Melanie Serjeant at 12:13, Monday 27 July 2020

  • 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.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:55, Tuesday 28 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry, a works order has been raised to compkete urgent maintenance works on tree

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:13, Tuesday 4 August 2020

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:50, Tuesday 1 September 2020

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