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Cypress tree with possible rot at base

Reported via desktop in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 18:22, Thursday 25 February 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2572497.

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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.

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  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue. We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:27, Friday 26 February 2021

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    While you're on site, next to it and somewhat engulfed and shaded out in the cyprus on its east side, a silver birch. The photo shows damage and rot towards the base of a (fair sized, for a silver birch) branch that then stretches across Lower Hedgemead Road. Thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 11:05, Monday 1 March 2021

  • Trees in Hedgemead Park routinely inspected every 3 years next due in 2022. Trees checked, and no urgent works required.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:24, Wednesday 10 March 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:53, Wednesday 31 March 2021

  • The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 16:34, Wednesday 5 May 2021

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