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Branches are too high and blocking natural light

Reported via mobile in the Low hanging branches category anonymously at 18:36, Mon 25 January 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2501089.

I contacted Richmond council and received the below response: The tree that you detail in your enquiry is in fact under the management of Transport for London and not your local Council. Any assets within the boundaries of the highway or pathway on red routes are under TFL’s remit. Please therefore direct any future enquiries regarding these trees to TFL.

There is a tree just outside Owens court on 293 Lower Richmond Road where there is a bus stop. This tree is extremely high and blocks all natural light for the affected residents of this apartment block and has not been trimmed/pruned since I’ve lived here.

Since lockdown it’s been really hard being at home all the time and not even getting any sunlight in the flat is very depressing. I know that other residents of the building feel the same and we would really appreciate if something could be done about this now and for the tree to be drastically trimmed. Please can you expedite the pruning of this tree ASAP.

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  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team and we will aim to update you on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 11:06, Tue 26 January 2021

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by TfL at 11:11, Mon 10 May 2021

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