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Pensioner Calls Council To Cut Down 40ft Tree


12/08/15






















A Waterloo pensioner is calling on North Lanarkshire Council to cut down the 40ft tree towering above her house.


Isobel Nicol, 67, who lives on Wishaw Road, fears the branches from the large tree in her downstairs neighbours garden will cause an accident on her busy street.

She said: “Its not safe. The tree is getting bigger and bigger each year and something needs to be done about it.

“The branches are nearly hitting my window.

“When the weather is bad the wind shakes it like mad. It’s really scary.

“I’m worried about the branches falling onto the road as this could cause a serious accident.”

Isobel, who has lived in her flat for 29 years, said workers from North Lanarkshire Council came out to look at the tree last October .

She added: “They trimmed the bottom of it but never touched the top. It made very little difference. I have been calling North Lanarkshire Council for the last three years and haven’t been getting anywhere.”


A spokesperson for the council said: “In October last year, we undertook some minor branch cutting following a request from a resident. We have not had any reports of further issues since that time.

“It is not our policy to cut down healthy trees. Our qualified inspectors will assess the tree for signs of decay or health and safety risk, and any necessary works undertaken.

“Concerns about mature trees should be reported to our Northline contact centre on 01698 403200.”