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Do these trees need to come down?

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5 hours ago, benedmonds said:

DO NOT do this..  The reduction on the smaller one would tolerate it, but the bigger one like that is WAY to hard.. 

Personally I don't think reducing is worthwhile.   Plant another 2 in front and fell in 10 years time when the new ones are established..  

 

+ 1 for this , if you take large limbs off Birch, particularly mature and this species they'll rot real quick up here,  there's a lot like that near me and they seldom get blown down, they'll often to lose a branch rather than being blown over...they tend to tear often leaving the limb hanging......nice trees but it's your shout,

 

Must be creating a lot of shade when in leaf... are you facing west and they're stealing your sunset😎

 

    

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The house is North facing so they don't interfere with the sun. They do, however, make quite a mess with their pollen, then seeds, then leaves.

 

Many thanks to everyone for all your replies.

 

What I take from all this is that they are probably not too great a threat to the house, but there's not much I can do to them anyway. Much talk of leaving them for 10 years, no-one saying 'Get them down now!'

 

I doubt I'll replant, partly because I don't want to clutter up the open space in front of the house, partly because of my age - I won't be around to see them reach any great size!

 

It's all food for thought. Thanks again to everyone.
 

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39 minutes ago, wildfisherman said:

They do, however, make quite a mess with their pollen, then seeds, then leaves.

Aye, the sap turns everything black n your gutters get stuffed 

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