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Dangerous tree

Reported via mobile in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) (NH) category anonymously at 23:14, Thu 2 March 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4278168.

There is a large tree in privately owned land adjacent to M20 j7 slip road north (London) bound carriageway.

The base of the tree has significant decay and I believe it is at risk of imminent failure. The crown of the tree and lean of the main stem would suggest the tree will collapse towards the motorway. It’s difficult to say, but in my estimation the tree would partially block some of the carriageway due to proximity and height.

I walk past this tree on a daily basis and the decay is getting worse month on month.

Although the tree is on private land, it is publicly accessible from Pendenden Heath should you wish to inspect it to liaise with the landowner.

I can send photos if required.

What3words location: chefs.tuned.pillow

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  • Thank you for your report concerning a rotten tree next to the M20.

    Our inspector will review this and will arrange any required work if possible as this tree is on privately owned land.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 16:42, Mon 6 March 2023

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