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Everything posted by George01

  1. Thanks Mick, it is exactly those reasons with the proximity to house being key. I have not long done just that and offered to fund the work. Hopefully, it will help the cause and I am more than happy to do so as we will benefit from it. 35-40% would work perfectly for me.
  2. Thanks, I appreciate the comments and I do agree it is a lovely oak. In terms of why it was for more light, less leaves and prevention of branches growing over the house. Also, maybe naïve I thought that's what trees needed. Safety is a worry too with no inspections. It is in the Councils land (housing association house), there is no TPO and its not in a conservation area. Thanks too for all of the suggestions, I'll start with requesting an inspection and take it from there. Hopefully the authority will do one but if not I will have one completed.
  3. We have a stunning oak tree in our garden. The problem is, the oak tree is owned by the local authority and it is just not maintained. It is located about 8 metres from my house wall and hasn't been maintained since 2016 and I don't believe has been inspected since then either. While it saddens me to do so I would like to submit a request to the local authority for the tree to be reduced as much possible as I know any other solution will be out of control again in a year or 2. What would the maximum reduction be for this tree? Would pollarding be an option to reduce the height by ~50% and keep it tree like?


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