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legal height for Leylandi

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Trifle Fri 08-Jul-05 18:45:05

A client has asked me to trim his leylandi as his neighbour has complained. I understand that a new law has recently been introduced but does anyone know what the legal height the neighbour can now insist upon it being? I've not seen the trees yet but am led to believe that they are way taller than this. The only solution I can see is to get the hedge trimmers to the tops and lop off x ft from the top. If i do that are there likely to be any side affects to the growth of the trees.

Yorkiegirl Fri 08-Jul-05 18:46:24

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jangly Fri 08-Jul-05 18:51:24

Council can order evergreen hedges to be cut to 2 metres. see here

SoupDragon Fri 08-Jul-05 19:21:12

No idea about the height but I don't think lopping xft off the top will kill them - we had around 3ft lopped off ours 2 years ago and they recovered well. Have just had them trimmed off again and they're nice and bush with no obvious ill effects at the top.

I'd guess they're around 8ft high now but in the front garden shielding the drive so not a nuisance to neighbours. They only block light from our drive.

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