Wakefield family fearful for home due to dangling tree

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A Wakefield family is seeking help to get a tree that's dangling above their home removed after the city Parks Department refused to take care of the matter.

Ahkeel Leon and his family live in a home that has a tree dangling right above the roof. Leon says he wants the Parks Department to at least cut down the branches closest to his home, but those requests have been ignored. He says the request was sent a month ago.

Leon says he checked the status of the request a few days ago and it says a work order has passed so he feels like he is being neglected.

Leon's mother says she found ants that normally are on the tree crawling on her arm and she had to seek medical treatment for a bad reaction.

Parks Department officials say they inspected the tree after the inquiry and will "continue to clear the tree branches through our block running cycle."

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