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I'd be grateful for some advice: I recently bought a lovely town centre bungalow which I am modernising and extending. It has a south west facing garden which gets no sun because of the trees in a neighbouring garden. There are eight copper beech trees and two Monterey Cyprus within three / four feet of the boundary wall which itself is three / four feet from the side wall of my house.

 

The Monterey Cyprus is one of three which were planted so close together that they've grown through each other and have reached approximately 70 feet tall and the beeches are approximately 30 feet tall. The trunks of the beech trees are between 30 and 50 cms round.

 

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I am wondering how likely it is that the roots may cause damage to my property. the proximity of the beeches to the existing property in particular is concerning, but equally, with a crown which is eight metres wide, the root ball of the Cyprus must be significant.

 

I hope someone can advise. I know that the only certain way to prevent root damage is to fell the trees. The overall plot on which my property sits is only 12 metres wide by 20 metres deep (and my neighbour's plot is smaller ... the trees are within nine feet of her own property) so I wonder what are good replacement trees to consider. I was thinking fruit trees if well maintained and acers. The land is coastal (north west) so the soil is most likely sandy with a little clay.    

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Location will affect likelihood of shrinkable clays, likelihood of persistent soil moisture deficits and which laws apply. Among other things.

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And have you spoken to yr neighbour regarding yr concerns? That makes a difference too. K

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4 hours ago, daltontrees said:

North west of where? Location makes a big difference to the answer.

I think he means the garden faces South  West .

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14 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I think he means the garden faces North West .

Oh, I thought he meant it was in the North/West. The other side of the Pennines from god forsaken country.

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2 minutes ago, eggsarascal said:

Oh, I thought he meant it was in the North/West. The other side of the Pennines from god forsaken country.

I took it to mean the garden faces North West as he says in his post " it has a North West facing garden "  Long shot I know but .....🙂

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1 minute ago, Stubby said:

I took it to mean the garden faces North West as he says in his post " it has a North West facing garden "  Long shot I know but .....🙂

Where did I get the idea that it says, South/West facing garden.

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1 minute ago, eggsarascal said:

Where did I get the idea that it says, South/West facing garden.

Fcuk Knows , its all bonkers Eggs mate . He could be in the North West with a South West facing garden or , he could be in the South West with a North west facing garden or he could just as easily be up Kingly Vales arse ....😁

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Just now, Stubby said:

Fcuk Knows , its all bonkers Eggs mate . He could be in the North West with a South West facing garden or , he could be in the South West with a North west facing garden or he could just as easily be up Kingly Vales arse ....😁

The OP says the garden is South/West facing.

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2 minutes ago, eggsarascal said:

The OP says the garden is South/West facing.

Thats good enough for me mate ! 👍 It was daltontrees that buggered me !

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