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  1. I wanted to remove it purely to get light into the garden and also to protect the property. Whilst there is no rush or risk right now apparent, I don’t want to threaten the property. I’m sure in the medium term it will also be more cost effective, rather than having to pay someone to come back every few years to maintain it.
  2. The tree is about 5 metres from the house. I havent consulted anyone yet as wasn’t quite sure who to contact / who was reputable.
  3. Hi guys thanks for the prompt response. The house is built in 1926, quite some time ago. I don’t know how much exactly the diameter is, I will attempt to estimate measurements later, but have attached a photo showing the bottom of said tree, but it certainly isn’t a Young tree. No damage to the house from what I can see, it’s just trying to prevent something in the future.
  4. Hi all I’m based in North West London (an area with shrinkable clay subsoil) and currently have an oak tree in my garden, approx 6/7 metres tall. I’d like to have this taken down eventually but am obviously concerned about the risk of not only subsidence but also heave. Could anyone recommend the best way to manage this to ensure ensure the safety of my property? I was thinking the best way would be to have the tree slowly reduced over a period of time before having the stump totally removed. Would this be the way forward, if so, how much and over what period? I was thinking taking it down in quarters over the next few years but one of the local tree surgeons suggested thirds every couple of months. I’d be grateful for any suggestions and also any companies in the Hillingdon area who could help.


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