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Two unmaintained horse chestnut trees on Orchard Way

Reported via mobile in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 20:19, Tue 6 June 2023

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4640310.

We’ve lived in our house for over 25 years, and over that time these 2 trees have now got to the point where they’re not only taking light out of our Living/Dining rooms, but also taking a lot of the enjoyment out of our garden as by late afternoon our garden is in full shade.

They’re planted on the main estate spine road (Orchard Way) and are presumably therefore on Public property(?), although as they’re either side of a power sub-station maybe they’re on Electricity board land(?)

However, although we know we could remove branches overhanging our land, the sheer height of the trees is the problem and if not maintained they’ll only get even higher and wider… and take away even more light and enjoyment.

We’re not asking for the trees to be removed (although we do wonder why 2 such large trees were planted so close together?), but if they could be reduced in height by about a half that would have a huge impact… or, if it’s decided they should be removed, maybe you’d allow us to buy (say) and Apple or Pear tree to plant in their place?

With kind regards

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  • We have looked into this issue and found it is not the council's responsibility as this land and trees are not owned by nor are they the responsibility of the council. Please let the landowner, possibly Persimmon, 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 10:21, Thu 8 June 2023

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