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Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 16:51, Wednesday 16 September 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Isn't this the council's responsibility? Also we don't have access to the equipment needed to manage a tree of this size. who is responsible for maintenance of the verge, it is not my land. thank you

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

Council ref: ENQ20876329

Asset ID: 1207

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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 16:51, Wednesday 16 September 2020

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