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Old 26-06-12   #1 (permalink)
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Lime Reduction

Been to look at a Lime tree about 5m from a kitchen window in the back garden. The LPA say they'll accept a 10% reduction. In my experience 10% aint much and for a tree so close the the house 30% (which is what I suggested) seemed conservative, I was thinking more like pollard it! The houses are new build so the tree was there first. The LPA have also said I can specify the reduction in meters. Would it be acceptable to reduce by 3m (radius) at the base and 2m from the top to achieve a tree that fits the space. The tree's girth is around 300mm - 400mm
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Re: Lime Reduction

TPO or Conservation Area? Although it's behind the house can you see it from any public area? If so the LPA could find reason to resist topping...
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Re: Lime Reduction

Buy a house with a tree, LIVE with it, cant see how your going to pass a 30% reduction, after all, the councils are well known for their high standards in contractor work and all those immaculate 5-10% reductions done down all of our cities streets barely look worked!

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I thought new bs standard was in meters not % , or has it not kicked in everywhere yet ?
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I thought new bs standard was in meters not % , or has it not kicked in everywhere yet ?
some TO's are still speccing %
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TPO or Conservation Area? Although it's behind the house can you see it from any public area? If so the LPA could find reason to resist topping...
TPO and can't really be seen from anywhere else.
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The bizzar thing is they're quite happy for a large hawthorne to be felled....urrr!
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The girth is 1 foot? diveded by pi that is lass than 4 inches diameter wich is too small to be covered by a tpo ( in uk ) ( unless blanket order )) ( maybe even to small to be coveered by a conservation order . the only trees ive encountered of that size and importance are historic... and or unique .
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The girth is 1 foot? diveded by pi that is lass than 4 inches diameter wich is too small to be covered by a tpo ( in uk ) ( unless blanket order )) ( maybe even to small to be coveered by a conservation order . the only trees ive encountered of that size and importance are historic... and or unique .
Diameter.....maybe 70 years old could be more.
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I missed the bit about it only being a foot diameter!

If its bothering your client already wait till its full grown!

Where exactly are trees supposed to live?
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