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Overhanging branches of the tree on my boundary

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 16:32, Fri 17 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

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The tree in front of my property has branches overhanging into the boundary of my property. I am aware that the tree doesn't have a preservation order on so I am allowed to cut these branches. Please confirm.

Council ref: ENQ20854119

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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 16:35, Fri 17 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. 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.

    Many thanks for your enquiry

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:05, Tue 21 January 2020

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