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by TO
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Neighbour's hedge
Replies: 26
Views: 779

Re: Neighbour's hedge

If you need to spray anything use a mix of white vinegar, washing up liquid, epsom salts and water. Interesting mixture. Vinegar would be beneficial if soil pH is alkali albeit for a fairly short period, it is also claimed to improve drought tolerance of plants, washing up liquid is a good insectic...
by TO
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Neighbour's hedge
Replies: 26
Views: 779

Re: Neighbour's hedge

I clearly did not advocate killing the hedge, it would be wrong to do so, however an application of glyphosate on the overhanging branches will turn the leaves sprayed brown and stunt their growth, of course the amount taken up by the roots would affect the whole plant but in my long experience wou...
by TO
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Gigantic bamboo on property boundaries
Replies: 34
Views: 967

Re: Gigantic bamboo on property boundaries

Stop twisting things Despair I'm not twisting anything. They're direct quotes from you. The first quote is your stated view on neighbours who fly tip. In the second you state what you, were you in the OP's position, would be sorely tempted to do. This is clearly encouragement for them to do the same.
by TO
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Gigantic bamboo on property boundaries
Replies: 34
Views: 967

Re: Gigantic bamboo on property boundaries

The kind of neighbours who fly tip are sneaky ,devious and downright nasty and will do so in the knowledge its not so easy to be recorded What was that you said earlier. Oh yes, that's right... i would be sorely tempted to tip all the rubbish the bambbo creates straight back over the fence to the n...
by TO
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Gigantic bamboo on property boundaries
Replies: 34
Views: 967

Re: Gigantic bamboo on property boundaries

There's no such thing as fly tipping. What you are doing by throwing the arising back onto the neighbours land is dumping controlled waste, (the garden rubbish), onto unlicensed land, (the neighbours garden). If you have a pristine garden it is because you look after it. What do you do with the bits...
by TO
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: It's a fair cop
Replies: 5
Views: 376

It's a fair cop

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bk1tw7

Worth a listen if you haven't heard it already.
by TO
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Owning a tree with a TPO : Hassle from Neighbours
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: Owning a tree with a TPO : Hassle from Neighbours

Sonofabeech didn't buy a house with a tree in the garden, they bought a tree with a house in the garden.
by TO
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Owning a tree with a TPO : Hassle from Neighbours
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: Owning a tree with a TPO : Hassle from Neighbours

If the overhang is a problem to the neighbours, why don't they apply to have the tree trimmed to the boundary, and if consent is forthcoming do it.

Why is it always somebody else's fault/responsibility. What's wrong with them doing what is their right to do.
by TO
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Neighbour refuses to stop cutting hedge on our property
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: Neighbour refuses to stop cutting hedge on our property

There was a period when the boundaries between Council houses were defined using 3ft high chain link fences and concrete posts. It was also usual to plant privet, not box, hedges along the boundaries.
by TO
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: School Boundary Trees
Replies: 56
Views: 5062

Re: School Boundary Trees

Unfortunately you have no right to light if you live in England and Wales. You do have the right to cut back the overhanging branches. But why should a Tree surgeon do it for free or next to no cost. Training and equipment costs 10's of thousands of pounds, and they have wages and other bills to pay...
by TO
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: School Boundary Trees
Replies: 56
Views: 5062

Re: School Boundary Trees

My query: - If Asthma is a consideration taken into account as justifiable data, in the statistical facts of exposure to second hand smoke (Smoking Ban Law UK)…Why are the well documented risk factors from tree pollen allergy to human health, not implemented in the same way? Because there's no bene...
by TO
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: School Boundary Trees
Replies: 56
Views: 5062

Re: School Boundary Trees

Collaborate wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:49 am
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't TO a Tree Officer? Assuming that is correct, why would you need to look beyond any advice he/she chooses to proffer on this subject? Both practical and legal.
Not any more. I'm now a consultant in the private sector.
by TO
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: School Boundary Trees
Replies: 56
Views: 5062

Re: School Boundary Trees

To Do you own a red pen and some star stickers by any chance? I own pens every colour of the rainbow, and I have more stars than there are in the universe. Mounting a campaign isn' working. The press if they are interested won't be for long, and eventually the school will just stop engaging with th...
by TO
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: School Boundary Trees
Replies: 56
Views: 5062

Re: School Boundary Trees

despair wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:38 pm
Simply for information

Anyone affected by Hayfever and an entire bunch of allergies

Birch pollen is the primary instigator of the entire cascade of problems
Your post doesn't make sense. A lack of punctuation, syntax and grammar are the issues.
by TO
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: School Boundary Trees
Replies: 56
Views: 5062

Re: School Boundary Trees

The choices you have remain; trim to the boundary, badger the school into doing something, try and work with the school to get relief. If option 1 was a goer you'd have done it, so that's out of the window. Option 2 isn't working and won't because schools have little enough money to spend on educati...