Worried about an Oak Tree
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
My neighbour's house was built in the garden of our house, before we moved here. Consequently the drains from both our houses share the same access to the main sewer. The inspection chamber for both is on his land. He has planted an oak tree about three feet away from the inspection chamber. The tree has been in a number of years and is already taller than the roofs of our houses. In addition, it cuts straight across where the telephone lines come into our property. I think it is totally inappropriate for a garden and have asked him either to prune it severely or remove it. He won't do either, but says if he ever has any evidence that it will do damage, he will remove it immediately. My question is...will this tree eventually damage our drains. I would be so grateful either to have my mind put at rest that it won't, or have the evidence to prove to him that he has planted it too close to the drain. It also drops all it's leaves into our front garden, which is irritating and I have to keep removing little Oak seedlings from all over my garden! Many thanks.
- 1 Sep, 2008