[bactttoma] Re: have people ever heard of cutting back their trees

  • From: "Franklin Brent" <BFranklin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 11:23:53 +1000

Hi,

Remember it is probably the shire that have to account for those on the
nature strips, although most households would be prepared to take care
of this, but if there isn't someone who will, the shire must cut back
those on nature strips. Hope all this helps,

Brent. 

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Ok I am sitting in an office with somebody here and he says this is a
brilliant solution you have posted.

Apologies, I showed him your solution, only because some of these trees
are on nature strips but have totally overgrown the footpaths.

Now he's saying he's going to do a letter box and door to door drop and
he's going to put in all local papers, the Herald Sun and the Age and on
the Melton Shire website as well.

He says he can't use your exact words, but he loves this solution so he
wishes to give dredit where credit is due.

At any rate, Peter is his name and he's new here, but he says he's
determined to leave no stone unturned and no offending branches uncut
and I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt, because the last bloke did
nothing and he's been there for 7 years, so maybe this time, something
will actually happen.

Peter says that to overcome the problem of owners living in other
Shires, he is able to contact them via letter and he's writing it up
just now.

Good thing is he's the most senior manager of this department, so this
gives us some real clout regarding this matter.


On 07/04/2010, at 10:52 AM, Franklin Brent wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Well you raise an interesting point here. I'm not sure it is actually
up
> to the shires to cope with these trees. Sure if they are on a nature
> strip then the shire must be the ones to cut them back. My shire takes
> care of all trees on nature strips, but not the one's growing in a
> person's front yard. They will however if you complain about one to
them
> contact the owner of the house. 
> 
> Only problem with this, is many owners rent out there houses, so don't
> even live in my shire. Well I fixed the problem, I spoke to a couple
of
> neighbours telling them how  hard this problem can be at times. Sure
> enough the people I spoke to weren't those with trees causing me a
> problem. 
> 
> As I sed these are neighbours of mine, and amazingly although there
own
> trees weren't a problem, amazingly enough all trees in my street ended
> up being fixed. I wondered how this had happened, and found out that 3
> of my neighbours had gone up the street not only removing offending
> branches, but also removing some that soon would grow in to problem
> one's. They also stuck notes in the mail boxes of the houses,
informing
> them of the action they'd taken, and made it very clear if they had to
> come back, they'd loose more than a few branches of there trees.
> Actually big hunks of there trees. 
> 
> As a result, the hole block of streets where I live are fine, and have
> been for years. I couldn't thank my neighbours enough. All this took
> place while I was at work, and now everyone is aware of such a
problem,
> so they all keep there trees from offending,
> 
> Brent. 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bactttoma-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bactttoma-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of steven taylor
> Sent: Wednesday, 7 April 2010 10:37 AM
> To: bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bactttoma] have people ever heard of cutting back their
trees
> 
> 
> I think this must have something to do with all of this so called
> environmentalism and global warming, but I am noticing a trend in the
> Shire of Melton and several nearby shires I visit.
> 
> Lots of overhanging branches from trees.
> 
> I find this a disturbing trend, not just from the point of view of
> people who are blind, but the safety of all people in general.
> 
> Melton seems to have allowed this problem to become so bad now, it's
> totally out of control.
> 
> What's worse, there seems to be a lack of people policing this issue
> from the Council, and if and or when it is policed, people are being
> slapped on the wrist, and nothing else happens.
> 
> I am writing this from the shire right now, because I'm here to lodge
> yet another written and formal submission regarding this matter, and I
> have focused in issues for people who are blind.
> 
> There are several trees so bad here, if you had a dog guide, your dog
> guide could only take you out on to Melton's second busiest road,
which
> is just simply completely unacceptable.
> 
> Anyway, if your shire is doing some good work in relation to tree
> cutting, I would dearly love to hear how they do it and what you said
or
> did to resolve this matter particularly for people who are blind.  Ok
> I'm next, so will sign off and let you all know how I went with this
> matter.
> 
> Cheers.
> 
> Steven.
> 
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