Trees blocking light

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Kev73
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Trees blocking light

Post by Kev73 » Thu May 07, 2020 5:46 pm

I live in a end of 2 bedroom terrace, 5 houses back into my garden, 1 of them at the end of their garden has 2 pine trees overhang into my garden and are higher than my house - 7 metres away from my patio door.

It blocks a lot of light and I only get sunshine for a few hours and I am concerned it may fall on my house. Can I force them to cut it down? I do not want just a trimming.

Please any suggestions.

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by MacadamB53 » Thu May 07, 2020 9:12 pm

Kev73 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 5:46 pm
I live in a end of 2 bedroom terrace, 5 houses back into my garden, 1 of them at the end of their garden has 2 pine trees overhang into my garden and are higher than my house - 7 metres away from my patio door.

It blocks a lot of light and I only get sunshine for a few hours and I am concerned it may fall on my house. Can I force them to cut it down? I do not want just a trimming.

Please any suggestions.
no, afraid not :(

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by despair » Fri May 08, 2020 5:32 pm

You can of course cut back every root or branch that invades your land ...but must offer to return the arisings to the neighbour which they can refuse

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by mugwump » Fri May 08, 2020 6:30 pm

despair wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 5:32 pm
You can of course cut back every root or branch that invades your land ...but must offer to return the arisings to the neighbour which they can refuse
And if you cut the roots and branches back on such high trees there's a good chance that you will destabilise them

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by despair » Sat May 09, 2020 9:53 am

Thats the risk you take but the owner should sort the issue .....people should observe the height and root and branch spread of trees when they plant them

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by ukmicky » Sat May 09, 2020 1:31 pm

mugwump wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 6:30 pm
despair wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 5:32 pm
You can of course cut back every root or branch that invades your land ...but must offer to return the arisings to the neighbour which they can refuse
And if you cut the roots and branches back on such high trees there's a good chance that you will destabilise them

If the trees are destabilised and fall over .
Any information provided is not legal advice and you are advised to gain a professional opinion

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by Kev73 » Sun May 10, 2020 3:03 pm

Thanks all - that is a shame. So I let it fall on my house and claim on insurance seems the solution :cry:

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by despair » Sun May 10, 2020 3:51 pm

Not quite the right solution aor way to deal with issue

If you cut the roots and branches that trespass your land surely if that destabilses the tree it would fall on neighbours land not on yours ??

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by mugwump » Sun May 10, 2020 7:19 pm

All depends on such things as prevailing wind, no roots on ops side to hold the tree upright etc. No guarantee of going the neighbour's way.
Sort of karma if OP destabilise it so that it falls on his land

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by SJC14 » Mon May 11, 2020 10:48 am

despair wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Not quite the right solution aor way to deal with issue

If you cut the roots and branches that trespass your land surely if that destabilses the tree it would fall on neighbours land not on yours ??
Depends on prevailing wind and balance of top growth.

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Re: Trees blocking light

Post by ukmicky » Mon May 11, 2020 7:22 pm

Cutting the roots could also be deemed a reckless act if the tree was to fall.
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