by arborlad » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:14 pm, Post I dont want another wayward tree to hit my bungalow or shed. When pruning conifer hedges always take the central leader down about 6" below the top of where you want to keep the hedge at. An incompetent person may well choose an inapropriate method. Cutting back trees You have a common law right to cut back tree branches that overhang onto your property. Yes. If branches of your neighbours trees, plants or roots overhang or spread out below your garden you are entitled to cut them off at the boundary without reference to your neighbour, … I dont want the same thing to happen to my shed or bungalow when he cuts the cypresses just a few metres away. The law requires that you give the local authority six week's notice before felling or pruning any tree so that the council has time to decide if it would like to give the tree a preservation order or not. Log in or register to join the conversation. Using Caustic Soda. There are no laws on how high the hedge can be grown but a council can take action if it is affecting someones reasonable enjoyment of their property, so maintaining your Leylandii hedge well from the start is recommended. My garden's just beginning to bloom - and so is my neighbour's tree. This protection is particularly important where trees are under threat. The strict legal position is farcical and action on the strict legal position is not recommended. Check if a hedgerow is protected. If you have seen birds in it i'd leave it. by Holst2 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:53 pm, Post My neighbour is cutting down all the beuatiful trees along the border. by MacadamB53 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:42 pm, Post As long as the tree is safe and is not causing damage, your neighbour is entitled to grow the tree. You MUST read the disclaimer (below) BEFORE using the forum. It’s against the law to disturb nesting wild birds. This includes their nests (whilst in use or being built) as well as any eggs the nest may contain. They said they would do no more until the nesting season was over and i happily agreed. I get any tree work done in February. It is a tragedy what hes doing. TPOs are administered by Local Planning Authorities (LPA) (e.g. Once a tree is given a TPO it remains binding no matter who owns the land. When I said I was concerned about the trees damaging my bungalow the neighbour just said if it did I would have to sue him. I took down a conifer recently that was about 18ft, took me a few days as I didn't have proper equipment, and the top section did hit me on the head when it came down, so it wasn't the safest way to do it!lol I managed to avoid a leaving a stump by cutting through the roots. More info here http://www.trees.org.uk/Help-for-Arborists/Treeworks-and-nesting-birds. Cutting back conifers in C/A. Hedges: nuisance and overgrown. Any species can be protected, but no species is automatically protec… Thats really my point. Yes, best to wait. when owner refuses to cooperate. by Holst2 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:44 pm, Post by MacadamB53 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:13 pm, Post It's unlikely you'll get an objection as over-height conifers are usually seen as a nuisance, you never know but go ahead and ask the council. Tall hedges can be a nuisance, especially where neighbours can’t agree on a suitable height amicably. Great stuff. In most cases, you do not need permission to plant a hedge on your property but you are responsible for looking after the hedge. The penalty can be a £5,000 fine and possibly imprisonment. I got up this morning to find that my trees had been basically chopped down. It is mostly concerned neighbours that 'tell' on people if they see it in time to stop it. Advice from member, professional tree surgeon, can be applied to both trees on your own property and on neighbouring property (overhanging, dropping leaves, too tall etc.) September and October can be a good time to do such work on conifers though. by Holst2 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:52 pm, Post a borough, district or unitary council or a national park authority) and are made to protect trees that bring significant amenity benefit to the local area. Question: Can I trim, cut, lay or coppice a hedge at any time of year? Hedges, the Law, rules and regulations . Not only I agree to stop cutting forests, but we should do something like this-- Philippines Passes Bill Requiring Students to Plant 10 Trees Before Graduating Between 1990 and 2005, the Philippines lost 32.3 percent of its forest cover. Trees are even more unpredictable that is why tree surgeons do not follow this method in most situations. It broke when one of his trees fell sideways and a branch came crashing through it. Thats the sort of person he is. Important laws on cutting the boundary hedges that you should be aware of: The “high hedge” restriction. by Roblewis » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:27 pm, Post Hello. We were having 5  conifers cut down last year and half way through climbing in the conifer the tree surgeons had to stop when a baby black bird fell out. Against the law !!!! However, if both sides are satisfied with the hedge’s height it can be kept at over 2 metres. They are now absolutely HUGE, over 25ft i'd say and they block out the light to my back garden. This applies to all birds, including pigeons, crows etc. Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands, "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." by MacadamB53 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:44 pm, Post Before you start to cut the hedge, check there are no birds’ nests currently in use. Cutting the lower branches off of a conifer will allow you to look up into the tree for nests, and old nests and roosting sites are not protected by the WCA. Lumberjacks may well do it alone without other measures in open woodland/forest but they also have their failures except no buildings etc are at risk. ... At the extreme end of his garden and just behind the fence on our garden is an enormous conifer (leilandi, I think) that is now approx 25/30m tall. ... A notice may be served to the owner which dictates that they must cut the hedge or tree. have to say this didn't occur to me when we chopped ours down last year, but it was in the heat of summer, and thank goodness theyre gone. If you are unsure what to do, contact RSPB Wildlife Enquiries on: 01767 693690. Hi all, Ive been asked to cut back a connie hedge in a conservation area. 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