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Outside property of 16 Chestnut Avenue

Reported via mobile in the Dead/diseased tree category anonymously at 18:43, Monday 15 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5856918.

The tree outside the property on a busy school walkway, is completely rotten to the heart of the tree. It is becoming a real problem now as branches keep snapping clean off. Luckily they have not hit anyone or anything yet, but as you can see from the pictures attached, they are large pieces which are coming off. The trunk of the tree looks very diseased and I'm very concerned the whole thing is going to come down.

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  • A Highway Officer will carry out an initial assessment of the tree, emergency issues will be corrected or made safe at the time of the inspection, if reasonably practicable to do so. In this context, making safe may constitute displaying warning notices, coning‐off or fencing‐off to protect the public from the tree or other suitable action.

    If the inspection team cannot make safe the defect at the time of inspection, then they will instigate the relevant emergency call procedures to ensure appropriate resources are mobilised to make the tree safe. Highway Officers are not qualified as tree experts and in some cases they may need to arrange for a tree surgeon to visit the site and carry out a survey on the tree which can take up to 12 weeks.

    There may also be occasions when the issue reported will be classified as a minor defect and does not pose any risk to either the safety or the integrity of the highway, these are called minimum recording levels as specified in our Highways Safety Inspection Policy , in these cases no action will be taken.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 18:43, Monday 15 April 2024

  • Update

    Duplicate report - A job has been raised regarding this issue.

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:13, Wednesday 17 April 2024

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