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mushRTID

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Random question - tree cutting
« on June 10, 2021, 06:36:22 pm by mushRTID »
Does anyone know if your ok to cut down a tree on your property (front garden) please?

I was pretty sure it’s ok but someone today has put a doubt in my mind that I might need to seek permission!

Thanks



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Filo

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #1 on June 10, 2021, 06:42:53 pm by Filo »
Does anyone know if your ok to cut down a tree on your property (front garden) please?

I was pretty sure it’s ok but someone today has put a doubt in my mind that I might need to seek permission!

Thanks

Don’t really know, but I would think it probably depends on the tree and how mature it is

selby

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #2 on June 10, 2021, 07:08:53 pm by selby »
   In some instances I have known people who have not been able to cut down trees on their property, in most instances builders have to ask for permission, I would ask your local council.
   Certainly in one case it was a neighbour who objected after the event and it was the fact that they went ahead that got them into hot water not the fact they had felled the tree.

Superspy

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #3 on June 10, 2021, 07:10:01 pm by Superspy »
It depends on what kind of tree it is, the thickness of it's trunk (maturity), whether there is a tree protection order (TPO) in place on it, and where you live, as the rules change if you're in a conservation area - where I believe you need to get approval regardless of whether there is a TPO in place on a specific tree.

I've been looking into it recently as I've got a couple of trees I want to get rid of, and my neighbour's trees are growing beyond his boundary and over my property. Normally I'd be legally entitled to cut them back to the boundary line, but because I'm in a conservation area I need to apply for approval etc to do it.

Planning on speaking to the council about it when the time is right, they have, what I believe are referred to us "Tree and Hedgerow Officers" or something similar who you can talk to about it.

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #4 on June 10, 2021, 07:19:27 pm by drfchound »
I also live in a conservation area and yes, the rules on tree pruning and removal are very strict.
Sometimes the TPO prevents anything being done to the tree.
Failure to comply or go ahead regardless can result in significant fines.

mushRTID

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #5 on June 10, 2021, 07:49:28 pm by mushRTID »
Cheers guys

It’s only a thin tree in the front garden of an estate around 20 years old. I’m very doubtful it’s protected due to its age etc

I will do some more digging on it.

Thanks all
« Last Edit: June 10, 2021, 09:47:33 pm by mushRTID »

ravenrover

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #6 on June 10, 2021, 09:24:12 pm by ravenrover »
Make sure nothing is nesting in it, fines for disrupting nesting birds

Bentley Bullet

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #7 on June 10, 2021, 09:27:14 pm by Bentley Bullet »
You could get arrested for treeson.

mushRTID

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« Reply #8 on June 10, 2021, 09:46:52 pm by mushRTID »

idler

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #9 on June 10, 2021, 09:51:41 pm by idler »
You could get arrested for treeson.
As long as special branch don't get involved it could be OK.

KeithMyath

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #10 on June 11, 2021, 08:50:58 am by KeithMyath »
Be careful cutting it down you don’t want to become a fell-on

Bentley Bullet

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #11 on June 11, 2021, 09:13:36 am by Bentley Bullet »
Apparently, it's OK as long as you keep a log for future reference.

SydneyRover

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #12 on June 11, 2021, 09:29:45 am by SydneyRover »
almost stumped to think of something, but not quite

Bentley Bullet

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #13 on June 11, 2021, 10:08:52 am by Bentley Bullet »
I'm sycamore examples of the destuction of our perennial plants.

SydneyRover

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #14 on June 11, 2021, 10:10:48 am by SydneyRover »
And yet I'm pining for more

Bentley Bullet

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #15 on June 11, 2021, 10:11:41 am by Bentley Bullet »
It's certainly a poplar subject.

SydneyRover

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #16 on June 11, 2021, 10:15:16 am by SydneyRover »
that's left me high and dry, I feel beeched

Bentley Bullet

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #17 on June 11, 2021, 10:19:25 am by Bentley Bullet »
Consider yourself well and truly conkered.

SydneyRover

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #18 on June 11, 2021, 10:20:04 am by SydneyRover »
I thinking about sprucing up my act

Metalmicky

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #19 on June 11, 2021, 10:23:39 am by Metalmicky »
Yew would have thought someone would be able to help...

SydneyRover

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #20 on June 11, 2021, 10:24:34 am by SydneyRover »
not that old chestnut MM

Bentley Bullet

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #21 on June 11, 2021, 10:37:44 am by Bentley Bullet »
You're beating about the bush again.

Metalmicky

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #22 on June 11, 2021, 10:39:17 am by Metalmicky »
not that old chestnut MM

 :coat: Leaves room

Monkcaster_Rover

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #23 on June 11, 2021, 01:51:10 pm by Monkcaster_Rover »
This is getting beyond a oak.

I hope I've just felled it.

Colemans Left Hook

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #24 on June 11, 2021, 02:27:43 pm by Colemans Left Hook »
not that old chestnut MM

 :coat: Leaves room

and it looks like Theresa Green will be leaving the front garden

admit it she's your bit on the side

Dr Fundlekrotch

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #25 on June 11, 2021, 03:11:20 pm by Dr Fundlekrotch »
If there is a Tree Preservation Order in place, then it could well be protected and any works require planning permission.  If the house is in a conservation area, then all trees over a certain trunk size are treated as if they are covered by a TPO.

If in doubt, always speak to the planning department at your local Council.

Superspy

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #26 on June 11, 2021, 04:10:09 pm by Superspy »
Is there a paraphrasing echo in here?

Draytonian III

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #27 on June 11, 2021, 04:21:52 pm by Draytonian III »
If it’s a fir tree you should be ok cutting it down as they aren’t classed as protected

Donnywolf

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #28 on June 11, 2021, 04:39:55 pm by Donnywolf »
This is getting beyond a oak.

I hope I've just felled it.

A-corny one you should be ash-amed of

Dr Fundlekrotch

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Re: Random question - tree cutting
« Reply #29 on June 11, 2021, 06:48:14 pm by Dr Fundlekrotch »
Is there a paraphrasing echo in here?
Sorry, mate. Should have done more than skim-read the thread. Saw the topic and still had the TPO on my desk that I’d been advising clients on this morning.

 

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