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Possible felling of a 64 year old copper beech tree

Reported via desktop anonymously at 16:41, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Sent to East Hertfordshire District Council and Hertfordshire County Council less than a minute later

There is a recent move to fell a large, old copper beech tree which is located in the front garden between Grosvenor House and Belgrave House on Stortford Hall Park, CM235AG. The tree is approx 64 years old and is no danger to the public. The roots do not affect the pavement in any way. It is home to many birds. Several trees have been felled on Grosvenor House property in recent years with the subsequent loss of bird habitat, variety of birds in the neighbourhood and a reduction in bird song. There is a BT telecoms box on the pavement in front the tree. The claim is that the roots are distorting the box. BT need to be alerted to investigate whether the tree is a problem to the telecoms box and hopefully move their box rather than fell the tree.

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  • It has come to my attention that there are talks about felling a Copper Beech Tree . Tree is healthy and strong, trunk circumference approx 2 metres, height approx 18 metres, planted in 1964. nearly 60 years old Location: Between Grosvenor House CM23 4AG and Belgrave House CM23 5AQ The Tree is home to wildlife such as birds, squirrels and other insects. The tree enhances the landscape of this area. Tree causes no disruption or danger to pavement or street. Approx a little over 5 years a BT Telecom Box was installed just in front of the tree. It is claimed that the roots of the tree is disturbing the BT Box. Tree has been there since 1964 and Box erected half a century after tree planted. Is it possible to put a Tree preservation order on the tree.

    Posted anonymously at 10:45, Wednesday 18 August 2021

  • A tree surgeon has visited the tree with a view to giving his opinion and providing a quote.

    Posted anonymously at 17:20, Tuesday 14 September 2021

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