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Branches touching property and excessive tree growth

Reported via desktop in the Tree touching building category anonymously at 09:52, Friday 9 September 2022

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

You can see from the photos, that the tree has been left to grow well beyond its previous pollarding points (circled in red on photos). The branches are now touching the fascia boards and windows (see photo) causing deterioration of the woodwork and painting. With this extra growth I am concerned this will increase the root system which could affect my property's foundations. Please reduce the size of the tree dramatically, back to at least the previous pollarding points. I believe that the last time this tree was cut-back, they did not take it back to previous pollarding nodules and this has led to it now being an excessive size for its location infront of my home and which negatively affects the fabric and usage of my property.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:52, Friday 9 September 2022

  • Perhaps you should consider removing the excessive buddleia in your garden which is known to cause structural issues before moaning to the council to cut down trees valued by the community.

    Posted anonymously at 06:30, Saturday 10 September 2022

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 06:30, Saturday 10 September 2022

  • In answer to the anonymous person's post, firstly I would be more than happy to remove any buddleia if there was any in the front garden (think you might be getting gardens mixed up). Secondly, I was requesting the tree be cut back/ pollarded, not cut down. The council used to always pollard this tree as standard practice, which you would know if you've lived near it for some time. I am very much an advocate of tree-lined streets but they need to be properly managed and not just left to grow out of proportion, which then affects other historically significant features of the street, such as the houses. If you would like to meet up and discuss please let me know.

    Posted by Dean R at 08:03, Saturday 10 September 2022

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:03, Saturday 10 September 2022

  • This enquiry is now closed. No further action is required.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:26, Monday 12 September 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 3813615 in your new report if it is an update on this one.