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Horse Chestnut Tree at the junction of Woodlands Road and Hill Drive, Handforth.

Reported via desktop in the Hedge/Tree Maintenance category anonymously at 15:53, Tuesday 28 September 2021

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3030285.

The Horse Chestnut Tree is causing subsidence and drainage problems at 4 Woodlands Road - excessive cracking in the property and superstructure failure as a result of the Tree. Structural Survey carried out which highlights the superstructure issue which is directly related to the Horse Chestnut Tree. Tree Survey carried out and confirmed that the Tree has Horse Chestnut Blight and is soaking up excessive moisture from subsoils in a bid to overcome the disease. Resulting in failing foundations of surrounding properties, drainage supplies and water mains.

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your enquiry and passed it to a member of our team. We will assess your enquiry within 20 working days.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 15:53, Tuesday 28 September 2021

  • Having spoken to passers by there is an issue with Excessive branches and fruit falling on the road and path which is a school route for children attending surrounding schools.

    Drain is becoming blocked with excessive tree debris.

    Posted anonymously at 15:58, Tuesday 28 September 2021

  • Property structural survey is now available. Please get in touch or provide a way for me to share the document with you.

    Posted anonymously at 16:30, Tuesday 28 September 2021

  • We take action if a tree is dead, diseased or dying, damaging property, or blocking safety signs or lamp columns. The tree at this location does not fall into any of these categories and so we will not be taking any action at this time. We will continue to monitor this location through our routine inspections and will take action in future if necessary. If you would like to know more about how we manage hedges and trees, you can find information here: highways_and_roads/ road-maintenance/ roadside-trees-and-hedges.aspx

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 08:46, Tuesday 19 October 2021

  • I have a structural survey to report the horse chestnut tree is causing damage to my property.

    Can you take immediate action please.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 09:41, Tuesday 19 October 2021

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