Overgrown Forest Pines
Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 11:53, Friday 26 May 2023
Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 4599532.
Outside our house there are two very tall, getting on for 70-80feet tall if not higher, forest pines they have never had any maintenance work done to them. during moderate winds they sway during high winds we are always concerned that they may come down, one leans on the other, if they were to come down or even if a beach was to fall the likely hood is they would land on the house. as it is we have had to replace two windscreens through dropping pine cones. the cones and pine needles are a menace with us having to have our gutters cleared 3/4 times a year, the garden is constantly full of needles and cones which makes cutting the lawn an hour long job that should take no more than 10 minutes. the trees had no business being planted in a town as they belong in woodland. i am hoping someone can at the very least come and have a look at them.
Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.
State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:53, Friday 26 May 2023
Investigation: Ongoing - We can confirm that a tree report will be carried out by our specialist arboriculturist contractor. Any recommended tree works identified in the report will be programmed to be carried out; this should be concluded within a months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once we have an update.
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:28, Thursday 1 June 2023
Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - We can confirm that a works order has been raised to remove the ivy from the west tree. This will be carried out within six months' time and you will be updated when this is completed.
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:01, Friday 16 June 2023
The Ivy on the tree mentioned was dead and has fallen off the tree this weekend (18th / 19th November) and fell on the public footpath. I have move this dead ivy to the grass area below the tree however this needs to be disposed of. The footpath in this area is used by children walking to Oundle Primary School as the school entrance is just across Glapthorn Road from where this tree and pile of dead ivy is situated. Removal of this dead ivy needs prompt attention.
Posted anonymously at 14:47, Sunday 19 November 2023
Thank you for providing an update. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:47, Sunday 19 November 2023
Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - We can confirm that a works order has been raised to remove the ivy from the west tree. This will be completed by the middle of December and you will be updated when this is completed.
Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:35, Tuesday 21 November 2023
Provide an update