Who is responsible for next door's tree?
WALES, United Kingdom
Our neighbour has a very LARGE, beautiful BUT imposing Oak tree in her garden which not only hangs over our garage and greenhouse but also the conservatory of the house at the bottom of our garden.
A neighbour from over the road has today told Ali that the tree was there when the houses were built and therefore lies under the control of the council.
Would this be correct and if so, who would I contact in the council about having it cut back? The neighbour is happy to have it cut back but couldn't afford it on her own.
We don't want it all cut back as it is used by a lot of wildlife but with branches visibly dying off, it is getting more and more scary, especially in the strong winds of which we had many last winter.
Any ideas or advice would be helpful.
- 19 Oct, 2009