I have a very old Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear Tree in my garden - I am over 50 and it has been here all that time and a considerable number of years before that. Its blossom is so beautiful, its fruit delicious and everything about it I adore but now neighbours are planning a ground floor rear extension which will end, if planning permission is granted, near to this tree's trunk. What are my tree's chances of survival as foundations I understand will be dug to such a depth thereby causing significant damage to the tree's roots? Can you please advise me how I can protect this magnificent specimen from the horrors of this type of building work. Thank you.
- 18 Oct, 2010