Fly tipping of tree branches?

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Fly tipping of tree branches?

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Hi,

I own a small paddock with neighbouring properties to the left and right with private dwellings. The boundry line on one side had approximately 30 meters of conifers owned by the neighbour. On visiting the land recently it is evident the neighbour has cut all of the conifer branches off the trees leaving only the trunks but all of the branches and boughs have been dumped in my paddock resulting in several large piles of branches and logs. I believe this could be classed as trespass and flytipping but I'm not sure how to proceed. My thoughts are to write to the owner requesting that they remove the debris or I report them to the council for fly tipping. Is this a reasonable course of action or should I approach this some other way?

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If its not your trees i would simply tip the lot their side .........why waste time writing

Trying to get prosecution on fly tipping would be fruitless
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Hello Dauste,

I think you should proceed in exactly the way you have described.

I think it is very reasonable indeed.

Give a sensible time limit for the removal when you write.

I don't know why despair thinks it would be fruitless, it's blatant fly tipping. :roll:
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dauste wrote: My thoughts are to write to the owner............
First off I would talk to the owner, he may be unaware of it.
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Arborlad

I think you are very forgiving to the neighbour. :D :D :D

Unfortunately landowners are entirely responsible for anything that is flytipped on their land, including disposal costs. I think it a good move to see if your LA would consider a prosecution if you are sure they are his waste branches etc. You will need to allow for anything that might have overhung your boundary as he will try to claim they were cut by you.

You still remain liable for the material disposal and even burning is not necessarily an option unless it is used on Nov 5th.
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Roblewis wrote:Arborlad

I think you are very forgiving to the neighbour. :D :D :D
Maybe, but I believe any advice should be on an escalating scale.

That said, it may be worth the OP dropping into the conversation that he has access to a chipper :P
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Thank you for your comments everyone,

I will approach the neighbour in person and advise of my concerns then confirm our conversation in writing. I will allow a period for them to remove the branches which I guess are still their property. Following that I'll need to find out how many people I know that have wood burners as I don't own a 'chipper'!
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Hi,

If you chuck the branches back ...... surely that is fly tipping too?

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I dont think you will find many people with wood burning stoves want a load of conifer rubbish

Returning the neighbours property can hardly be called fly tipping
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despair wrote:I dont think you will find many people with wood burning stoves want a load of conifer rubbish

Trust me, the way energy prices are going “it’s all firewood now” is the order of the day.
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So what is the timber from a 40year old tree worth these days to a tree surgeon

If a tree is cut down and the householder wants to keep the wood should the fee for cutting be higher or lower
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despair wrote:So what is the timber from a 40year old tree worth these days to a tree surgeon

If a tree is cut down and the householder wants to keep the wood should the fee for cutting be higher or lower
There are way too many variables.

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