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Dead tree. Branches falling into highway

Reported via mobile in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 12:49, Tue 9 November 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3113219.

Massive dead Ash tree.

Branches have been falling off into the highway beneath.

It is a huge tree with very large branches over the highway. Is a health and safety risk.

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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 14:20, Tue 9 November 2021

  • The site has been visited, the tree is in very poor condition but the risk to highway users is low as is not an imminent danger to the highway. The tree appears to be close to the boundary but is growing on the adjacent private land. The tree is the landowner's responsibility but the land is unregistered so the owner cannot be found through the Land Registry. If you have any local knowledge as to who the landowner is it would be very helpful if you could inform the council so the appropriate action can be taken. It would also help the community and the landowner if the landowner is known to you if you could inform them of the condition of their tree.

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 12:49, Tue 16 November 2021

  • Tree is on land owned by Wessex water who are following it up.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:35, Fri 19 November 2021

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