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Safety concerns about crab apple tree

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 22:03, Tuesday 17 September 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

The tree situated between no’s 14 and 16 is causing problems for residents and pedestrians. Every few days we are clearing the fallen fruits from the path to prevent slips as pedestrians are walking in the road to avoid the area. The tree height and rotten fruits are a real menace, attracting pests and splattering vehicles. Children are picking up the fallen fruits and throwing them at houses, cars and people. Last year we requested the height of this tree be lowered and it’s branches thinned to minimise the issue however only 3 lower overhanging branches were trimmed and now we’re left with an even bigger mess. Could the tree either be severely trimmed or replaced with something less hazardous?

Council ref: ENQ19842798

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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 22:05, Tuesday 17 September 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: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:37, Wednesday 18 September 2019

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