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Cypress tree with possible rot at base

Reported anonymously at 18:22, Thursday 25 February 2021

Please could the council check the condition of the base of the trunk of this tree as it may have fungal decay. While its external condition appears somewhat satisfactory, there's a substantial strip in an indentation at the base of the tree above a white dusty patch there (photo) which rings hollow when tapped, and a transverse bark lesion about 2 metres further up. The tree in question has a c10 degree lean over a path within the park so while it is not a risk to buildings, if it is not secure it will pose a risk to users of the park. The tree's condition may merit early inspection. To identify the precise tree, it's the large cypress growing at the edge of the park and close to Flat 3, Lower Hedgemead Road.