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This crab apple tree is continually dropping apples onto the footpath and road .

Reported via desktop in the Tree Planting Request category by Phil West at 11:52, Wednesday 5 October 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

This crab apple tree, located outside 1, Sandy Ridge, is continually dropping apples onto the footpath and road. As well as natural falling the apples are being continually eaten by paraquets and pigeons and then dropping to the floor. The apples also become squashed by-passing motorists and pavement falls cause a slip hazard to passing pedestrians. I keep maintaining the area, but can I suggest that this tree is removed and replaced with a new tree which is more beneficial to the surrounding area. I have spoken to my neighbours who all agree. Thanks

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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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:52, Wednesday 5 October 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Fruit fall is part of a trees annual cycle and is a seasonal inconvenience outweighed by the benefits trees bring to an urban environment providing valuable food source for wildlife. I am sorry we do not remove trees on the grounds of fruit fall. Your enquiry has been referred to the street cleansing team to investigate to see what action can be taken to clean the pavement.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:01, Wednesday 5 October 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:50, Monday 10 October 2022

  • Have not seen a street cleaning gang clear up any mess on the pavements. This tree is not the correct specimen for a road that pedestrians use continually. A new tree in its place is worth considering. Thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 16:17, Monday 10 October 2022

  • Thank you for your additional comments. We have passed these to our street cleansing service provider to investigate and resolve asap.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:52, Wednesday 12 October 2022

  • The issue has been re-attended and additional works completed. If the issue re-occurs please re-report via:

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:38, Friday 14 October 2022

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