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Copper Beech tree with potential structural defects

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 16:16, Fri 21 December 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 16 hours, 39 minutes later

The tree is a mature copper beech located adjacent to the war memorial in Waterstock, to the North East of Road Running Through Waterstock and to the West of a property called By The Pond, Waterstock.

On closer inspection of the tree, I observed decay fungi on the base of the east of the tree and at 2m above ground level on south side of the stem of the tree, between 2 large branches. Decay was also observed between 2 buttress roots on the South side of the tree at ground level. The fungi may be a species of Ganoderma but it is difficult to be sure without analysis.

Due to the proximity of the tree to the adjacent highway, it is recommended that Oxfordshire County Council Highways make a detailed assessment of the tree to determine the appropriate course of action. Due to the tree being in a Conservation Area and prominent in the landscape, I would appreciate if you could advise me of any works to the tree.

Council ref: ENQ18822186

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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 08:55, Sat 22 December 2018

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:12, Wednesday 6 February 2019

  • Thank you for your report.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:55, Friday 15 February 2019

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