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Overgrown tall tree with Too many branches, obstructing road, dangerous in the wind

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category by Christelle Peacock at 15:34, Wed 2 September 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2275349.

Tree has never been pruned (in 9 years living at this address) and has too many branches, which grow all the way to the bottom of the trunk. This is obstructing the road and path. In the wind, this tree is dangerous as it has too many leaves and branches, which act as a sail and it could fall on a car, person or house. It needs pruning to achieve significant reduction in hight and number of branches. Also, the top branches are tangled in cables , Which looK like electric cables. The lower branches are obstructing the road and the access to my drive by car as well as the pedestrian path.

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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 18:23, Wed 2 September 2020

  • Tree has been inspected awaiting price from tree surgeon. should be attended to this autumn.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:12, Tue 15 September 2020

  • Hello, Please could you share an update? It has been 5 months since I reported the issue and this tree really needs pruning. Regards, Christelle peacock

    Posted anonymously at 16:06, Friday 19 February 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:06, Friday 19 February 2021

  • Work has been instructed

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:40, Thursday 25 February 2021

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