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Tree roots are causing damage and the tree is too large for the area

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 09:57, Monday 19 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The engineers are here currently digging up the path but this will not resolve the problem. The tree is far too large for the area and the roots are going to raise the path once again. They are currently also raising our drive. It's unfair to any householder to have to suffer an out of control tree which is causing damage to their property. In the eight years we have lived here the path has been repaired twice because of the tree roots. This tree needs to be removed and a smaller one planted in it's place if necessary.

Council ref: ENQ20878741

Asset ID: 0AZQ

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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 09:58, Monday 19 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The enquiry discusses damage to property as a result of a highway asset. As such it is necessary to contact the County’s insurance team to pursue this matter further. Information on this can be found on the County’s public website at: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ compensation

    Many thanks for your enquiry

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:26, Thursday 29 October 2020

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