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is there a law for how high trees can get?

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southeastastra Sat 19-Jul-08 19:47:56

because i am sick of looking at them, they're so high (about approx 25ft). can't see the sky at all from the window.

ib Sat 19-Jul-08 19:53:13

What a strange question. Whose trees are they, what is the situation?

southeastastra Sat 19-Jul-08 19:54:04

why strange? they belong to a company that backs onto my garden

Podrick Sat 19-Jul-08 19:55:26

are they horse chestnuts if so worry not they are all dying like mad

southeastastra Sat 19-Jul-08 19:56:16

no not sure what they are, weird things

Podrick Sat 19-Jul-08 19:57:12

have you asked for them to be lopped off?

southeastastra Sat 19-Jul-08 19:58:14

not yet, was wondering if i have a case to say legally they're too high. should take a pic really to show you.

ib Sat 19-Jul-08 19:58:50

I'm pretty sure you can cut off the bits that overhang your garden. If they form a hedge, then there are rules as to how high they are allowed to grow.

I just found the idea of legislating tree heights quite funny.

When were the trees planted, before or after you moved in? What kind of trees are they?

ib Sat 19-Jul-08 19:59:50

Sorry, x post. Are they deciduous or evergreen?

southeastastra Sat 19-Jul-08 20:04:05

will post a pic in a sec

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Sat 19-Jul-08 20:05:47

I'm a bit concerned - my next door neighbours' horse chesnut doesn't look too healthy. Is there some sort of disease they're suffering from?

Podrick Sat 19-Jul-08 20:24:10

yes, they are all dying
your neighbours one is on its way out
it is all v sad

southeastastra Sat 19-Jul-08 20:26:08

hoorah took ages to load, can you see the trees? ds there for perspective

Podrick Sat 19-Jul-08 20:28:35


Nice bunnies btw

southeastastra Sat 19-Jul-08 20:32:58

lol the trees are as tall as that all along the row of houses here

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