scooter wrote:A while back I requested a tree near my home be trimmed back as the branches were almost touching my windows.
Southwark came out and assessed the tree, they said they could trim back the branches and by how much. They did call me on my mobile to inform me they were outside and would it be possible for me to meet them by the tree. I couldn't but they went ahead with the assessment.
I few weeks later I received a further call to inform me that on further investigation they found the tree was in fact rotting and was unsafe. I thought it might be rotting due to a large split in the trunk.
They would have to remove the tree but would replace it, which they did.
I found the whole process easy and communication with Southwark tree dept was excellent.
I hope there was a good reason for chopping this tree down , some trees have a short life . I hope they don't replace it with a London plain tree but one which will have berries and supports the local insect and wildlife.
Currently that corner looks very sad .
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