No I spoke to an ex forestry worker but he said he was not an expert on Whitebeams, The person who cut it was employed by the person who owns the house supposedly an arboriculturalist. The ledge was added to the original cut but then a groove was made for the stock wire to be put into and a bulk of the cut is in our garden and has no relationship to where the wire has been put. The property developer is actually planning in living in the house for a little while. The have purchased in his wife's name and obviously will want to avoid capital gains tax so sadly I cannot forget him for a while. Today a trench has been dug for his beech hedge with a digger so obviously roots of the whitebeam have been damaged. I doubt very much he will pay for it to be felled, can give it a go though. We have recently planted a number of new trees that are nowhere near his boundary. Today he and his worker were actually cutting branches off forestry trees , leave it for the weekend when no one is around. The cottages are actually in a woods owned by the forestry commission, they were originally built for their staff but sold off in the 80's. Cannot even enjoy the bluebells because of the piles of woodchip he has left plus they are not very good for the eco system. Thanks APC I assume you are in the tree industryAPC wrote:Get him to fund fell and removal of the whitebeam. It's buggered in all likelihood. Cutting any member of the Rosaceae family at this time of year is likely to result in some form of doom. You say that matey who cut it was a forestry worker, that cutting looks almost like a crap gob-cut. It's not even tidy. Plant a suitable replacement in your garden, well away from the boundary. Enjoy your new neighbours and forget the developer.
That seems to mark one end of your boundary, what marks the other end?
7-8 metres there is no issue with that end