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Tree on footpath overhanging into garden

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 18:50, Monday 13 May 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Tree on footpath is now overhanging into our back garden near electricity station quite significantly and needs to be cut back before it causes the fence to collapse or fall onto our shed

Council ref: ENQ19833090

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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 18:55, Monday 13 May 2019

  • Thank you for your report. This tree is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council. Individual landowners/householders are quite within their common law rights to cut back any overhanging vegetation to the point at which it crosses their boundary. The boundary is usually a feature such as a fence, wall or hedge. Landowners are allowed to cut this back as often as is required without seeking permission. Should the encroaching limb/s be significant in nature, we would very strongly suggest contacting the relevant local authority before carrying out any works.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:51, Tuesday 21 May 2019

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