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Is it safe to to remove these leylandii

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These  leyllandii (in the photo below) were planted 15 to 20 years before the patio wall was built and the trunks of the tree are 3 to 4 inches from back of the wall.

I am thinking of cutting these trees behind the wall down at ground level and leaving the remaider of the tree and roots in the ground.

I am wondering if in time  when the stub and roots rot  will the foundations and wall become unstable

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3 hours ago, alankearn said:

These  leyllandii (in the photo below) were planted 15 to 20 years before the patio wall was built and the trunks of the tree are 3 to 4 inches from back of the wall.

I am thinking of cutting these trees behind the wall down at ground level and leaving the remaider of the tree and roots in the ground.

I am wondering if in time  when the stub and roots rot  will the foundations and wall become unstable

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Thanks

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I wouldn't have thought that there would be a problem, if in future when the stumps have rotted away if any holes left they could be filled in with soil or some other material and compacted. Check for nesting birds during bird nesting season before undertaking cutting then down.

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Out with them, the longer they stay there the worse a problem they will be. Damage would be minimal in my opinion but will only get worse as they grow.

 

The places people plant things....

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