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We are trying to stop the felling of a London plane. Because the tree is near a house it gets the blame (insurance company), we dispute this, the house has both drain and foundation problems. It seems the wish is cut down the tree in case and if it isn't that we will think up something else.

 

What I would like is some BALL-PARK figures to put in a Root protection system, hopefully, I shall have put three pictures on for you to see the situation, and what a worthwhile tree it is, thank you.

 

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Have they done any crack or level monitoring? Soils testing? What are the other issues you mention? What do you mean by root protection? Root barrier? NHBC doesn't recommend the use of root barriers to abate subsidence so that's probably a non-starter if it is tree related.

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Why do you say that?

 

 

He lives in a bungalow!! :lol::lol:

 

On a more serious note...

 

There are a good fistful of missing parts to this puzzle....

 

(1) Is it your house, your tree and / or your insurance company?

 

(2) What evidence have the insurance company produced to validate the requirement to remove?

 

(3) Is it credible?

 

(4) Do you want the tree to stay or go?

 

(5) Depending on the answers to (1) have you contacted the Local Authority to report the threat to the tree with a view to requesting a TPO?

 

And, as Chris said, if the roots are already causing a problem (if), you'd probably have to root prune before installing a barrier any case.... :confused1:

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Why do you say that?

 

In the first picture you can see the internal stack pipe in the middle of the roof. There's no frosted glass to indicate a bathroom on that side of the building (I'd expect a house of that age to have a upstairs bathroom).

 

There's no sign of manhole covers in the grass area, and no sign of main sewers in the road. There is a round object in one of the other pictures (just to the right of the fence), I'm not convinced that is a Roding Eye mind.

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He lives in a bungalow!! :lol::lol:

 

On a more serious note...

 

There are a good fistful of missing parts to this puzzle....

 

(1) Is it your house, your tree and / or your insurance company?

 

(2) What evidence have the insurance company produced to validate the requirement to remove?

 

(3) Is it credible?

 

(4) Do you want the tree to stay or go?

 

(5) Depending on the answers to (1) have you contacted the Local Authority to report the threat to the tree with a view to requesting a TPO?

 

And, as Chris said, if the roots are already causing a problem (if), you'd probably have to root prune before installing a barrier any case.... :confused1:

 

I do live in a bungalow.:biggrin:

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In the first picture you can see the internal stack pipe in the middle of the roof. There's no frosted glass to indicate a bathroom on that side of the building (I'd expect a house of that age to have a upstairs bathroom).

 

There's no sign of manhole covers in the grass area, and no sign of main sewers in the road. There is a round object in one of the other pictures (just to the right of the fence), I'm not convinced that is a Roding Eye mind.

 

Thanks for that, things I hadn't thought about. I wondered how you'd come to your conclusion.:thumbup1:

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