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    Conifers

    Help , just moved house and next door has a 50 foot conifer overlooking our garden . Met the previous owner of our house and he reckons if I pay , I can get the bloody thing lopped . I know he should pay but it is our light so he does not give a flying f,,k . Anyone on this board got any clue on the cost , or even better anyone can help !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco Siffredi View Post
    Help , just moved house and next door has a 50 foot conifer overlooking our garden . Met the previous owner of our house and he reckons if I pay , I can get the bloody thing lopped . I know he should pay but it is our light so he does not give a flying f,,k . Anyone on this board got any clue on the cost , or even better anyone can help !!
    Why didn't you approach the neighbour before buying the house?

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    Set fire to it
    Oldie, loves my footy and the horses I do

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    Just inject a bit of petrol into the trunk of it. Apparently.

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    I cut mine down with an axe and an electric saw.
    You're welcome to borrow both

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maccy Blue View Post
    Just inject a bit of petrol into the trunk of it. Apparently.
    Diesel not petrol
    Oldie, loves my footy and the horses I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llanedeyrnblue View Post
    Set fire to it
    Bit drastic, he's only just moved in there.

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    Spray lacquer low on his side, an inch or so higher on your side.
    Strong wind in Jan - T-I-M-B-E-R-R-R!


    (lacquer eats in and kills the wood)
    Last edited by bobh; 18-12-16 at 21:22.

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    Not sure you can do much.
    If the tree is undermining the party wall you may have a case. If you can convince your neighbour it is in his interest then he may cut his losses and split the cost.

    Above all, I would try and and keep your relationship as amicable as possible though.

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    There is the high hedges legislation. Depending on your council it will either be the planning dept or env health department that enforce it. Contact them, their may be a fee and you may have to try to solve it with the neighbour first but they can visit and if they agree with you they can order it to be lopped i think. Link here to guidance

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gwapo View Post
    There is the high hedges legislation. Depending on your council it will either be the planning dept or env health department that enforce it. Contact them, their may be a fee and you may have to try to solve it with the neighbour first but they can visit and if they agree with you they can order it to be lopped i think. Link here to guidance
    it is a very time consuming process though

    a customer of mine has been trying to get his next door to cut some down, its been 18 Months PLUS so far, been to court and everything

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    Many thanks for all the replies , but all I want to know is how much a fella with. A chain saw will cost me , it's a pretty big job and I am not trying it

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    I cut mine down 5 of mine with a mate ,the top is easily sawed as its thin .

    Cut the branches first so you can lean a ladder against it .

    Cut it in sections top to bottom.

    Tie a rope to the top so you can bring it down in the right direction when you saw.

    When you have cut down to the bottom your work gets harder due to the thickness at the base ,I bought a 50 chainsaw to attack the base be careful though, still way cheaper than paying a tree cutter.

    You can kill the root by drilling holes in it and putting SBK or cover it and it should rot .

    Good luck be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    I cut mine down 5 of mine with a mate ,the top is easily sawed as its thin .

    Cut the branches first so you can lean a ladder against it .

    Cut it in sections top to bottom.

    Tie a rope to the top so you can bring it down in the right direction when you saw.

    When you have cut down to the bottom your work gets harder due to the thickness at the base ,I bought a 50 chainsaw to attack the base be careful though, still way cheaper than paying a tree cutter.

    You can kill the root by drilling holes in it and putting SBK or cover it and it should rot .

    Good luck be careful.
    Its 50ft High FFS when he gets up there with a ladder and holding a chainsaw, I would like to be there with a video camera if that ok!

    Pay a skilled guy to do it or leave it alone is my advice. My Mrs was an A & E Nurse for 30 odd years and so many gruesome accidents with ladders and chainsaws. Just my opinion. You wont be able to enjoy the extra light if you only have part of a head.

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    Isn't there a stupid law saying you have no right to light ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Isn't there a stupid law saying you have no right to light ?
    That was during the Dark Ages?
    Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Isn't there a stupid law saying you have no right to light ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ring_Peace View Post
    That was during the Dark Ages?
    Daylight robbery.

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    If it's not cut down you'll end up being a shadow of your former self.

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    If the tree is not on your property you are able only to cut down any branches that overhang your property. Google "High Hedge Law" and see if this applies. However if there is only one tree then this law will probably not apply.

    Is the tree in question dangerous? If so there is the Dangerous Tree Act. Speak to the horticultural officer of the Council for advice?

    The best solution is to appeal to your neighbour who owns the tree. It is really for him to decide what to do. He might not want to go to the expense of around 1500 but you could offer to pay or share the cost.

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    Probably easier to move house again.

    Preferably to one without a massive fcuking tree next door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Lecter View Post
    Probably easier to move house again.

    Preferably to one without a massive fcuking tree next door.
    That made me :xmashehe:
    It seems to me that the OP can't see the forest for trees.

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    Re: Conifers

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco Siffredi View Post
    Many thanks for all the replies , but all I want to know is how much a fella with. A chain saw will cost me , it's a pretty big job and I am not trying it
    I cant remember the name of the company but I know that they had branches everywhere.



    Rocco, I would guess that you may have difficulty hiring an experienced tree feller if you cannot first illustrate permission / right to cut the the tree down ?

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    You cannot chop down a tree belonging to your neighbour without agreement. And neither would anyone with a chain saw do the job as that would be a criminal offence.

    Further to my earlier post there is also The Right To Light Act. A good website is here:

    http://www.problemneighbours.co.uk/p...ion-guide.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco Siffredi View Post
    Help , just moved house and next door has a 50 foot conifer overlooking our garden . Met the previous owner of our house and he reckons if I pay , I can get the bloody thing lopped . I know he should pay but it is our light so he does not give a flying f,,k . Anyone on this board got any clue on the cost , or even better anyone can help !!
    Do you have a Hedge Fund?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco Siffredi View Post
    Many thanks for all the replies , but all I want to know is how much a fella with. A chain saw will cost me , it's a pretty big job and I am not trying it
    You'll be needing a feller with a chainsaw fella.

    Just saying.
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    As fir as I'm concerned I'd leaf it to the experts too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Do you have a Hedge Fund?
    Yew are acorny person.
    'It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled'

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    I once had a leaflet through the door offering a tree cutting service. 3 blokes turned up. Think it was Paddy, his uncle Patrick and his brother Patrick. They took an hour or 2 to take down and shred 6 10 foot conifers. 150 if my memory serves me right.
    They offered to clean my guttering aswell but didn't take them up on the offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bloop View Post
    I once had a leaflet through the door offering a tree cutting service. 3 blokes turned up. Think it was Paddy, his uncle Patrick and his brother Patrick. They took an hour or 2 to take down and shred 6 10 foot conifers. 150 if my memory serves me right.
    They offered to clean my guttering aswell but didn't take them up on the offer.
    So what you're saying is that tree fellers turned up.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH63 View Post
    So what you're saying is that tree fellers turned up.......
    They did so they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH63 View Post
    So what you're saying is that tree fellers turned up.......
    :xmashehe:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    You cannot chop down a tree belonging to your neighbour without agreement. And neither would anyone with a chain saw do the job as that would be a criminal offence.

    Further to my earlier post there is also The Right To Light Act. A good website is here:

    http://www.problemneighbours.co.uk/p...ion-guide.html

    Good advice. Always best to hedge your bets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueWales View Post
    Good advice. Always best to hedge your bets.
    I think you should wait Fir things to go quiet then give it a diesel drink. No good pining over a tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    Yew are acorny person.
    Oak K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vimana. View Post
    I cant remember the name of the company but I know that they had branches everywhere.



    Rocco, I would guess that you may have difficulty hiring an experienced tree feller if you cannot first illustrate permission / right to cut the the tree down ?

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    We had a similar problem on a development in Pencoed. A neighbouring property had trees encroaching where we were putting up new builds. Phoned Bridgend council and they said cut down the overhanging branches and throw them back into the neighbours garden, so that's what we did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian gibson View Post
    We had a similar problem on a development in Pencoed. A neighbouring property had trees encroaching where we were putting up new builds. Phoned Bridgend council and they said cut down the overhanging branches and throw them back into the neighbours garden, so that's what we did.
    How could you throw them back when they weren't in the neighbour's garden in the first place?

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    Because they were the property of the neighbours, so the council said to throw them in their garden

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian gibson View Post
    Because they were the property of the neighbours, so the council said to throw them in their garden
    This so true,its their property.
    Life's a gas and i hope it's gonna last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian gibson View Post
    Because they were the property of the neighbours, so the council said to throw them in their garden
    Whoosh

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