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Trees overgrown, causing many dangers to houses and residents, covering street lights

Reported via desktop in the Trees or shrubs blocking visibility category anonymously at 22:35, Wednesday 15 June 2022

Sent to Hounslow Highways less than a minute later

I would like to request that the Lime trees outside properties at 71 and 73 Airedale Avenue W4 2NN are cut down.

The trees are now encroaching on 71 and 73's land which can be classes as a nuisance. I am aware that pollarding is the norm for these trees however each time they are pollarded they grow multiple new shoots, unless they are pollarded each year which does not happen. They are now of a size where they are causing my damage and lack of airflow than good. They cause disruption and mess from early spring until the end of November.

Sap falls on to our cars, outside of our windows, the front of our houses, paths and so on. The roots are known to cause subsidence and the path is already start to crack towards my house, I worry of the damage these roots have caused.

If at times we are unable park anywhere else on the street and need to park under the trees (nobody does, therefore we loose over 4 spaces to park) we do so at our own risk. Once you've left your car there overnight you have zero chance of seeing out of the windscreen, at times I've not been able to open my door due to the falling sap.

Failure to maintain these trees each year causes a huge amount of time, damage and debris in our street and above all this tree blocks all of the light from our house and also from the street light. You will see the one outside my house (71) is now fully covering out street light which is not safe for people walking home late at night.

As mentioned, because of the nuisance these trees cause to the street and not to mention the cost to the council to keep cutting and clearing the leaves each year it seems fit to get rid of them, however i would take pollarding over nothing !!

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  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Hounslow Highways at 10:18, Tuesday 28 June 2022

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