Tree / neighbour advice please.

Tree / neighbour advice please.

Postby ipri » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:36 pm

Hi...our neighbour across a small river ( 25 ft ish wide ), which separates our houses has approached me Re. our mature trees . He is concerned that, if they fall, they will damage his property, (they were there when he moved in 4 yrs ago...they are 50+ yrs old). He is seeking permission to reduce the height of these. I hate to see our trees cut to size.....I believe "Topping" is his aim. He is not asking me for any payment as it is his property that will benefit.


I know that a couple these trees at the far end of our long garden have a TPO imposed.....these are the nearest to his house. However, the rest line the edge of our garden along the bank of the river ( A burn really). We have been here for 21 yrs..no problems. We don't mind too much about the far ones, a couple of these are at a tilt but don't want the rest messed about with. He going to get tree surgeon to report to Council Re. "Topping" these. I will meet with him after I have made my enquiries ( such as here), and tell him our decision to allow only the far trees to be considered. Assuming the trees are otherwise healthy, do I really have to allow him to do this work on the basis of , "they might fall on our house" ? Any other info needed please ask. Thanks .
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Re: Tree / neighbour advice please.

Postby Collaborate » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:10 pm

You don't have to allow him to do it, but I suggest you get an expert to look at them. You have been placed on notice that your neighbour thinks they are a risk to his property. If they damage his property you will have to pay for it, but not if you have a report from a specialist to say that they are not a risk.
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Re: Tree / neighbour advice please.

Postby ipri » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:31 pm

Thanks...my insurance Co. told me that in the event of this happening...his insurance would cover it...then his Co. may claim off mine. But that would be an issue between the 2 insurance co.s
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