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Trees over grown and need pruning behind gardens in Warren Court.

Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 13:09, Friday 22 May 2020

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich less than a minute later

The trees behind residential gardens of Warren Court, SE7 7AD are over grown and blocking sunlight. The trees are dropping leaves and pollen all over the gardens and triggering hayfever allergies.

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  • These trees have never been pruned or maintained and cause a real issue for cleaning our gardens as the foliage and pollen is constantly falling in. When the trees are in full bloom it completely blocks the sunlight into the gardens

    Posted anonymously at 13:22, Friday 22 May 2020

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    Posted anonymously at 14:50, Friday 22 May 2020

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 18:30, Friday 22 May 2020

  • The tree are within a woodland areas to the rear of Warren Court. RBG follows the below protocol with regards any request to pruning.

    Trees should not be pruned on a regular basis if there are no recognisable defects as this will ultimately lead to future issues – especially with certain species (Horse Chestnut, Poplar etc). This is fully supported by the National Tree Safety Group Guidelines and BS3998:2010 ‘Tree Work Recommendations’, both of which our team follows.

    As trees age their extension growth lessens, undertaking heavy pruning will remove apical dominance and lead to rapid reaction growth that ultimately leads to a thicker/denser tree than before works were undertaken (this will also stimulate fruit/nut production). Heavy pruning can also lead to the ingress of fungal fruiting bodies (e.g. exposed heartwood and weak co-dominant branch unions).

    Housing trees (e.g all estates and tenants properties) are pruned or removed on the basis of identified structural defect / physiological condition or proven damage to property; they are not generally removed/pruned for reasons of light, shade, t.v reception, leaf fall, dominance etc.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 14:04, Tuesday 26 May 2020

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