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Resident Information re Tree’s – Broad Lane North

Residents In Broad Lane North – During the last couple of months I have had requests from residents living in Broad lane to have the trees trimmed in the Lane.

I have taken the matter up, but I am sorry but I have not been able to persuade the Authority. This is what the Authority have told me…..

Highway Tree Maintenance Programme. CWC – 257987 – ARB027

With reference to your enquiry regarding the maintenance of highway trees located in Broad Lane North, Wednesfield. “In your enquiry you raised concerns about the condition and maintenance of the trees, I can confirm that these trees are included in the Street Tree maintenance programme. These were last visited during financial year 2019 / 20 and at the time were found to be healthy with no visible signs of decay or disease. Pruning works were undertaken to improve light and air flow through the tree’s canopies. The next programmed visit for Broad lane North under the four year cycle, will be due Financial year 2023/2024

Though I do appreciate your concerns, as stated previously the trees visually appear healthy and there is nothing to suggest they will fail during normal weather conditions.

If you feel there is a change in the condition of these trees in the future, please contact us again.

Wolverhampton City Council will inspect dangerous trees and trees that touch telephone wires, overhang or touch a building, block a street light or obscure a street sign and traffic lights.

We’re sorry, but there are certain requests and complaints that the Council’s tree service is unable to respond to and these are detailed below:

• Loss of natural light
• Poor Satellite/TV reception
• Tree debris
• Honey dew
• Bird fouling
• Tree pollen
• Solar Panels

please visit our web page: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk /environment/Trees/

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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