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Tree has fallen on the driveway and footpath

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 10:47, Mon 19 November 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Tree fallen outside 14 oxford road farmore on drive way and footpath

Council ref: ENQ18819765

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:50, Mon 19 November 2018

  • Good Afternoon,

    Many thanks to the two guys who attended yesterday afternoon and removed the fallen trunk and branches so the footpath is open and I was able to get my car onto my drive when I got home from work.

    They did say to my wife that I should contact the Council if I was not entirely happy. Nothing to do with their work but could an arboriculturalist please come and have a look at the remaining trunks of the tree? The one that has fallen has tugged the stump from the ground, leaving a void beside the remaining roots - please see the attached images. These remaining trees are leaning and I am afraid that with a large void against their roots (particularly when the felled tree stump is removed and the ground levelled), they will be vulnerable to wind etc. The adjacent power lines were missed by this tree falling over - they may not be so lucky if there is a further collapse, as may my fence/hedge, cars and even my house.

    I would like to be present when the tree specialist calls so please advise me

    Many Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 13:33, Tue 20 November 2018

  • Two further images

    Posted anonymously at 13:36, Tue 20 November 2018

  • Hi, Is there, please, any update on the arboriculturalists' visit? Looking at the weather forecasts, wind speeds are picking up appreciably over the weekend with rather high gusts by Tuesday night. I look forward to hearing from you soonest.

    Posted anonymously at 15:06, Wed 21 November 2018

  • Still no contact in reply t my last two posts or a telephone cal on Friday morning. High winds and heavy rain forecast from tomorrow evening through to Thursday morning. The stump of the first tree to fall has yet to be removed.

    Not at all impressed! Please come back to me soonest.

    Posted anonymously at 10:22, Mon 26 November 2018

  • Another day has gone by with no response from the Oxfordshire County Council on this potentially dangerous / costly problem. 45mph winds forecast for the next two nights. I hope this does not bring this weakened tree down on power lines / cars / property.

    To whom do I complain for the lack of courtesy in not replying to my posts / telephone call and from whom do I claim in the event of damage?

    Posted anonymously at 14:47, Tue 27 November 2018

  • Thank you for your report. Do you have a contact number or email I can respond to?

    Posted anonymously at 13:45, Wed 5 December 2018

  • My telephone number is (07880) 405148, my email address I would prefer not to list for all to view but is the one to which you sent the notification of your post (from Do Not Reply) !!!

    Posted anonymously at 14:06, Wed 5 December 2018

  • No further progress to report since "contact" on December 5th! Happy New Year!!

    Still a torn up stump and deep holes by the tree roots.

    Posted anonymously at 16:29, Wednesday 9 January 2019

  • We have instructed our contractors to carry out works to the tree in the location described in your enquiry. We aim to carry out the works as soon as possible in the coming weeks.

    Many thanks for your enquiry.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 11:55, Friday 8 February 2019

  • What, please are the contractors to do? I did ask to be kept informed.

    I think that declaring this fixed is rather premature. Is the hasty declaration something to do with it having been almost three months since my initial report?

    Posted anonymously at 20:16, Friday 8 February 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:24, Tuesday 12 March 2019

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