where does the law stand on height restrictions on garden trees ( Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmoth') as my sister in-law is being threatened by a neighbour with court procedures . As I am a member of the RHS I thought I would ask your advice.
The tree is only a few feet away from the boundry fence . The problem seems to have aroused since her neighbour built an extention,due to this their living area is now nearer to the tree. I realise if I could inform you which way the garden faces it would be of some relevance,but I am affraid I do not know. The tree was there when my sister in-law brought the property ,she loves the tree and would be sorry to lose it. She has clay soil, would this be a factor to be considered , as I belive the buildings foundations could be affected.
24.8.09 Thank you all very much for your replies,they were very helpful.
- 23 Aug, 2009