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New trees planted to near to the road

Reported via desktop in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 15:57, Fri 3 December 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3158426.

"Friends of Freshford" has planted approximately ten new trees along the East side of the Tyning. Most of these trees have been planted within half a meter from the narrow road. As new branches will predominantly develop on the west side due to significant existing vegetation on the east side, the new trees will soon start to block the narrow road (approximately 2.5 meters wide). In my opinion the new trees should be replanted, preferably at least 5 meters from the road and preferably on the west side of the road. I also wonder if the council had agreed to the placement of large chunks of cut trees along the full stretch of the Tyning.

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  • We have looked into this issue and found it is not the council's responsibility as the trees are planted on land that is not owned by nor the responsibility of Bath & NES Council. The landowner is responsible for any future management, costs and liabilities relating to these trees. Please let the landowner responsible know instead. The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:11, Mon 6 December 2021

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