Council Cherry tree damaging wall

Council Cherry tree damaging wall

Postby stillsy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:02 pm

The roots of the Cherry tree on the pavement outside of our house has damaged the boundary wall and the roots have appeared further up the lawn towards the house. The council have already repaired the damaged pavement and their insurance representatives have requested quotations for repairs to the wall but not the removal of the the roots protruding through the lawn or prevention of future encroachment. Is it reasonable to expect them to pay for a root barrier to prevent further damage? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Council Cherry tree damaging wall

Postby TO » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:30 pm


Your post suggests they accept liability for the damage to the wall. It would make sense for them to prevent further damage to the repaired wall. However, you cannot dictate to them how they will do this. If the cost of a root barrier is prohibitive they may be happy with severing the roots. Which is something you can do yourself to remove the encroachment.

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Re: Council Cherry tree damaging wall

Postby hzatph » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:26 pm

Yes,severing the roots yourself seems sensible.
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