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Tree Trunks trailing River Frome

Reported via desktop in the Fallen tree category anonymously at 11:59, Wednesday 14 September 2022

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Approx three weeks ago (late August) two mature sycamore trees collapsed, due to weather conditions and both fell across the river Frome a little upstream of our road: Riverview, BS16 1DL. The trees were rooted on the “Grove Wood” side of the river opposite Snuff mills park. The trees’ upper branches reached far enough to fall on a footpath across the river on the opposite Snuff Mills park side leaving the majority of their trunks resting in the river and at right angles to the flow of the river. BCC immediately attended to clear the Snuff Mills footpath side and later returned to remove more of both trees’ branches from the river area. However, the bulk of the two main trunks still remain across the riverbed and their up-turned roots have badly eroded a public right of way on the Grove Wood side. We are very concerned that when the river level rises during the coming winter months that the tree trunks will be pushed downstream by the pressure of water and will lead to further and considerably greater amounts of bank and path erosion to the Grove Wood side and problems of further river blockage downstream to the next weir.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:59, Wednesday 14 September 2022

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:13, Tuesday 20 September 2022

  • A job has been raised with contractors and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:47, Thursday 22 September 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:28, Wednesday 12 October 2022

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:06, Thursday 13 October 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 3824792 in your new report if it is an update on this one.