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Intrusion of tree roots into my property.

Reported via desktop in the Street category anonymously at 10:55, Monday 16 August 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 2937953.

Noticed in the past months that the paviors in my courtyard lifting due to tree roots from birch tree in Walton Road. Tree is 30-40foot tall and 14foot from my house. I have concern for my house and drainage system. Roots clearly visible in Walton Road as they have lifted tarmac on pavement. At least four roots headed directly to my property.

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 10:55, Monday 16 August 2021

  • 4-Sept-2021. It is now unquestionably apparent that the tree roots from this birch tree are causing structural damage to my extension. I have removed some tree roots in my courtyard and have found one large tree root going into the foundations of my extension. There are five surface tree roots headed onto my property from Walton Road. If I remove the tree roots at my boundary this will leave the birch tree unstable as the tree is only 205cm (6ft8") from my boundary fence. I understand it is the responsibility of the Council to maintain and inspect trees they have planted and to curb tree roots that look to be invasive. I should be obliged if you would deal with this tree as soon as possible and before autumn starts and the tree roots spread even more.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 18:13, Saturday 4 September 2021

  • I am still awaiting the council to fix this problem. It is their tree and therfore their responsibility to sort this out.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 15:51, Monday 13 September 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 12:17, Tuesday 21 September 2021

  • This problem has not been fixed. The tree is still there although there is a notice on it that it is to be removed. Notice has been there a month. When will this tree be removed?

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 16:25, Thursday 25 November 2021

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