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Potential risk to main drain from roots, and no longer get sun in garden.

Reported via desktop in the Trees in housing estates category anonymously at 16:18, Tue 3 October 2023

Sent to Northumberland County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5057790.

Over the years, the tree 6feet from our fence has become huge.. Overhangs our garden, despite some overhanging branches being removed. Is leggy and top heavy. Potential to damage main estate drain running under our patio. We no longer get sun in our south facing garden, until late afternoon. Please remove or drastically cut the tree. Photos can’t really show how unnecessarily big the tree has become.

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  • Your report has been forwarded to the appropriate department. Please note, we are only able to inspect trees that are dead, damaged, diseased or causing a physical obstruction as a priority. All general tree maintenance work requests that are causing no risk of harm to people or property will be dealt with as resources allow.
    For more information follow Highways/ Report-a-tree-issue.aspx

    We are unable to provide a time frame for inspections and works relating to low priority requests. Please visit our web page for further information

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 16:18, Tue 3 October 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:18, Wed 1 November 2023

  • I’m prevented from doing anything about this, if I did the council would all of a sudden find capacity to ‘take action’ against me for trying to deal with something they have no intention of dealing with. The tree in question, could potentially cause issues with the main drain nearby and it also has been allowed to grow so big that it now stops sun getting to my garden, preventing my quiet enjoyment of the pitiful amount of sun that we have had over the season. How is this helpful to anyone.

    Posted anonymously at 10:30, Wed 29 November 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:46, Wed 27 December 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:06, Wednesday 24 January 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:25, Wednesday 21 February 2024

  • Spring is here and summer on its way. I will have no sun in my south facing garden. If I have the trees dealt with I am sure the council would pay attention then. I can’t do anything about it - have to rely on the council who do not show any intention of doing anything. PLEASE CUT BACK THE TREES.

    Posted anonymously at 19:06, Wednesday 20 March 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • If comments are not sent to the council on this site, why would I comment

    Posted anonymously at 22:07, Wednesday 17 April 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:04, Thursday 16 May 2024

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