A FURIOUS gran has revealed she has had to scrub her prized Peugeot for FIVE weeks – thanks to sticky tree sap.
Janice Daly, 57, has demanded that North Ayrshire council cut down the trees where she parks her car as they have been causing her a lot of trouble.
“It’s just ridiculous,” Janice told the Daily Record. “The car is covered and really sticky now.
“It’s really hard to get the sap off of the car; I’ve been scrubbing and scrubbing for weeks.”
However, the Scottish council has told Ms Daly that the issue with the trees is seasonal and would only fell them in exceptional circumstances.
“The council sent a tree surgeon out but they said they wouldn’t cut down the trees. It made me so angry,” she said.
“One of the trees covers a massive area.
“One of the young boys who came out to inspect it told me to cut the trees down myself but they’re are on council property so I can’t.
“I feel like I just have to sit and suffer it and I’m getting worried as the darker nights will start coming soon and the tree covers the street light too.”
Unfortunately, Ms Daly is unable to move her car as she has already fitted a camera outside of her home so she can keep an eye on her vehicle.
The grandmother-of-five even said that debris from the tree comes in through the air conditioning of her car causing her more issues.
The 57-year-old, who works as a carer, said she uses her car every day for her job.
But she said that she struggles to keep it clean due to her arthritis.
A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “As a general rule, we will not carry out tree pruning or removal works in direct response to natural or seasonal events, such as sap exudation (honeydew).
“Only in exceptional circumstances, and when all other potential solutions have been exhausted, would tree pruning or removal be considered.
“While we understand this may cause some temporary inconvenience to those car owners affected, sap exudation is generally not considered dangerous and can be cleaned from vehicles.”
Source: The Sun