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Bracket fungus at base of tree

Reported via desktop in the Public Trees category anonymously at 11:41, Thursday 20 January 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

The bracket fungus appears to be Ganoderma spp, and suggest a detailed tree inspection for internal decay.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:42, Thursday 20 January 2022

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:18, Friday 21 January 2022

  • Every effort must be made to ensure the tree remains and no action taken without a consultation of the residents who benefit and enjoy this majestic lime

    Posted anonymously at 11:10, Monday 24 January 2022

  • Dear Resident, unfortunately this tree is going to be felled. A notice will be put on the tree stating Bromley's intention. The tree has been inspected and is in poor condition as in a root decaying fungi at the base of the tree. The tree leans towards property's and could fail. (Fall over on the house) Public safety is paramount in stations like this. Thank you for the interest you have shown.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:26, Monday 31 January 2022

  • These works have been added to our priority list to be completed asap. Please note the number of emergency callouts raised as result of damage caused by recent storms (Eunice & Franklin) may delay completion. Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:31, Friday 11 March 2022

  • Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve your issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:29, Thursday 14 April 2022

  • My apologies that you enquiry has an unresolved status. The works are in hand to be completed as a priority. Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:17, Thursday 12 May 2022

  • The works are in hand to be completed as a priority, thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:58, Wednesday 25 May 2022

  • Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve your issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:14, Monday 20 June 2022

  • This tree is flourishing, has exhibited exceptional growth and there is no evidence of anything wrong with it. The council have been asked to supply the evidence that it is in a "poor condition" and this has not been forthcoming. Local councillors have now been informed to intervene; this tree must not be felled without evidence that it needs to be.

    Given that it has been over half a year and no action has been taken it is suspected that the council does not have a leg to stand on with this issue, recognising this is a healthy tree that is not a threat to safety

    Posted anonymously at 16:06, Wednesday 6 July 2022

  • Thank you for your comments. The Lime may exhibit exceptional growth and vitality, but sadly the lower stem is colonised with a wood decay pathogen that does not affect the vitality of the tree. The wood decay pathogen degrades wood internally which will affect the structural integrity of the tree, to complicate matters the tree has a lean towards a residents property. In not wanting to take any risks to persons or property, the difficult decision has been made to have the tree removed on the grounds of health and safety, with a replacement planted next planting season starting in November. I apologise for the delays in getting the works completed, the contracts manager has been contacted and it has been requested that the works are undertaken in the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:21, Thursday 7 July 2022

  • We apologise for the delay in resolving this issue. We will get this resolved asap.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:44, Wednesday 17 August 2022

  • Thank you for your continued patience whilst we try and resolve this issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 07:31, Monday 26 September 2022

  • In January Bromley was asked to supply the evidence that there is anything wrong, and has not so. They must not fell this tree without providing proof to the local residents.

    Bromley, what tests have been undertaken? Lab results? Expert opinion and credentials of the expert? Provide what you have on this matter.

    Posted anonymously at 20:30, Wednesday 19 October 2022

  • Please read comments above again. The tree has been inspected by a Qualified Arboriculture Officer. We do not need to take any results to a lab. We have informed the residents by a sign put on the tree. Our commitment is to public safety. We do not fell healthy trees . Thank you.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:33, Friday 28 October 2022

  • Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve your enquiry.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:59, Friday 11 November 2022

  • The Lime has been felled, the stump will be ground out as soon as the grinder returns from repairs.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:32, Monday 14 November 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:03, Wednesday 23 November 2022

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