Back to all reports

Large trees x 4 overgrown

Reported in the Trees category by Lewis Doyle at 11:12, Friday 22 May 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Overgrown trees causing damage to my property roof, my home insurance said the owner of the land will be liable for any damage through neglect. Also large branches are falling off due to high wind. There is a large injury risk as there is a footpath that runs next to the trees and a school next door. Attention is urgent.

Council ref: ENQ20865602

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • 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 11:12, Friday 22 May 2020

  • We have visited site and assessed the trees in their location. OCC maintains land that is HMPE (highway maintainable at public expense) in its capacity as local highway authority. The trees referred to in the enquiry are on land that is not HMPE. You can access the land registry at: search-property-information-land-registry to find details of the adjacent landowner to pursue your enquiry. It may also be appropriate to contact the District, Town or Parish Council to further your enquiry. You are also within your common law rights as a landowner to cut any overhanging or encroaching vegetation back to the boundary line of your property.

    Many Thanks For your enquiry.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:46, Tuesday 26 May 2020

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.