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Makeshift swing attached to branch of large old oak tree

Reported via desktop in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 12:01, Tuesday 6 April 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2655347.

Someone has attached a rope and tyre to create a swing from a branch of the large old oak tree in the middle of Englishcombe Lane Open Space, near the children's play area. I'm worried it is unsafe for kids (it's a thin rope), may harm the beautiful old tree and is a nuisance to walkers in the park. I think it must have been put there over the Easter weekend as it wasn't there last Thursday when I was walking there

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  • There has also been chunks of wood nailed to another tree so it can be climbed. I am worried that this will harm the tree and that people/children should not be climbing such beautiful old trees.

    Posted anonymously at 11:29, Wednesday 7 April 2021

  • Here are photos of the tyre swing on the oak and the pieces of wood that have been nailed to the chestnut - taken today 7th April. I do hope they can be removed soon. Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 15:22, Wednesday 7 April 2021

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