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To think that removing all trees from the adjacent garden might have warranted advance notice?

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LongDeadMotherofHorrors Thu 13-Jun-13 12:53:24

8am this morning tree surgeons arrived and are eliminating (chipping) ALL mature trees next door. We shall have no privacy now. My car is parked right underneath a tree on our boundary - no-one has knocked to say that there might be disruption. Apparently these trees had no TPO on them. What to do?

rockybalboa Thu 13-Jun-13 13:56:55

Not your trees, not your problem. You can't rely on someone else's trees for privacy. Bit off not to knock and ask for the car to be moved though if it's now covered in bits of tree.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Thu 13-Jun-13 14:06:50

Eyes - know the nun well.
PropNight - great idea thanks. However no room our side.
Cravey - ironing pile too high to sit and stew. wink

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Thu 13-Jun-13 14:07:13

ndn not nun!

Eyesunderarock Thu 13-Jun-13 14:10:29

Bamboo is good for screening, choose a non-invasive type.
Put down a barrier screen so that it doesn't root everywhere on your side and plant a double line of bamboo. It will grow quickly, depending on the variety it can get very tall indeed.

Cravey Thu 13-Jun-13 14:11:25

Oh no forget the ironing op life's too short to do that as well haha. I would maybe ask them if they are going to clean your car as they caused the mess.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Thu 13-Jun-13 14:28:30

This type of tree screening works even with no space. Not sure what the cost would be though.....

www.barcham.co.uk/buy-screening-trees

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Thu 13-Jun-13 14:31:37

If the link does not take you to the correct inage then the tree in wuestion is called Ligustrum Japonicum.

FarBetterNow Thu 13-Jun-13 14:38:06

My neighbours cut their very high Leylandii down and all their other trees.
It is lovely now.
No privacy, but wonderful, wonderful light.
The penned in feeling has gone to.

Give it a few days of the sun shining and you may prefer it.

I suppose if they damage your car. they have to pay.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Thu 13-Jun-13 14:40:36

Cravey - no mess. Very good contractors from that pov. Ironing pile now redeployed as alternative screening. grin
PropNight - Thanks.

Damnautocorrect Thu 13-Jun-13 14:41:19

Poor birdies and creatures :0(

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Thu 13-Jun-13 14:42:00

PS Car fine. Some falling foliage might have been good as it might have cleaned it for me.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Thu 13-Jun-13 14:42:59

Damnautocorrect - I quite agree. Terrible time of year to remove trees.

tobiasfunke Thu 13-Jun-13 14:56:44

It's a bit of a shock for you but actually I might understand why they didn't tell the neighbours. We had a big old Elm in our front garden. The council came along and told us it had Dutch Elm disease and we had to get it cut down. So we told the neighbours the week before out of courtesy and we got lots of- you can't do that, that tree has been there since the houses were built blah, blah. Even after I explained that if we didn't we would get fined and the tree would be cut down anyway they weren't happy. I wish we'd just done it and not bothered. People get very attached to trees.

purplewithred Thu 13-Jun-13 15:08:11

I do feel your pain - my otherwise lovely elderly neighbour has just got a new 'gardener' whose speciality seems to be Taming Stuff. Yesterday he cut back a lovely berberis that grew over the fence and that the birds used to use as a staging post on their way to our bird feeders. Not only is the birdie shelter gone but he's cut it horizontal/square with the top of the fence and it looks ridiculous.

So he has slashed and burned every mature shrub next door back to a stump but in the meantime he ignores the rampant ground elder that crawls through the fence and that I spend half my life weeding out of my own flower beds. When I mentioned the ground elder to him he said 'well it does root very very deep, there's not a lot you can do about it (which is absolute crap)' and the neighbour nicely said that his gardner didn't have time to deal with it but I was welcome to come over and weed it out any time I liked.

Grr.

mirry2 Thu 13-Jun-13 15:13:47

I can understand why yo feel upset as the same thing happened to us. however we got used to it - couldn't really do anything about it

Justfornowitwilldo Thu 13-Jun-13 16:24:31

You need QuoteUnquote's advice from this thread.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Fri 14-Jun-13 08:11:31

Thanks everyone flowers. BIG fan of bamboo already, so have plenty I could relocate!

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