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Opposite 93 Fullers Hill

Reported via mobile in the Overhanging branch/tree category anonymously at 13:55, Friday 31 May 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 6044498.

Tree pulled down by a large lorry coming down Fullers Hill. It has been dragged off the road by residents. There is still overhanging branches which will come down with another tall vehicle. So need to be cleared please

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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. Not all 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.

    We do not prune or remove council owned trees to improve natural light for a private property (including obstruction of solar panels). If you wish to carry out any work on a tree, you must first check the tree is not protected before any work is started. How to find out if a tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) in Buckinghamshire.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:55, Friday 31 May 2024

  • Update

    We are currently having a tree survey carried out in Buckinghamshire, all of our highway trees are being inspected as part of this process. The survey identifies the location, any works required, costings and priority of the tree works. Rather than pay separately for a reactive survey, the trees at this location will be surveyed as part of this project.

    However, there are some issues when we will not take any action

    Tree blocking TV, satellite or radio signal - The company that provides your service is responsible for making sure that your service is not interrupted.

    Issue with a neighbours tree - Buckinghamshire Council will not intervene in a dispute between neighbours. You have a Common Law right to remove branches from a tree that encroach onto your property, however, please note the following.

     You can only remove those parts of the tree that cross the boundary of your property.
     You have no legal right to access, cut or remove any part of a tree that does not overhang your property.
     It is best to discuss any work with your neighbour before doing any work to their tree.
     The cut material should first be offered back to the neighbour, they do not have to accept and dispose of this material if they do not wish to
     If they do not accept the material, it is your responsibility to dispose of it.
     You must first check the tree is not protected before any work is started.

    To find out if a tree is protected go to Tree Preservation Orders in Buckinghamshire.

    Tree blocking light to a property - We do not prune or remove council owned trees to improve natural light for a private property (including obstruction of solar panels). If you wish to carry out any work on a tree, you must first check the tree is not protected before any work is started. How to find out if a tree has a TPO go to Tree Preservation Orders in Buckinghamshire.

    Tree sap/blossom or falling leaves - We do not prune or remove trees we own to stop issues caused by tree sap, or falling leave, seeds or fruit. We also do not remove problem trees that cause these problems from private land. Honeydew or tree sap is caused by aphiids on some trees and can be a problem if it drips onto vehicles, glass or paved surfaces. If this happens, tree sap can be removed using warm soapy water.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:04, Wednesday 19 June 2024

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