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I have a mountain ash/rowan tree growing very close to the side wall of my house.Will it do any damage to my property

jonela

By Jonela

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live in Billericay Essex


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This is not a huge tree but should still be watched. Ask a good tree surgeon if unsure. By 'close' do you mean inches or feet?

10 Jun, 2009

Sid
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How big is the tree? If it's still very young, move it (in autumn or winter) or remove it now. If it's already quite big, beware; removing it could upset the moisture content of the soil around your foundations causing subsidence in the most severe cases. This is most likely to be a problem if you are on a clay soil, which are more prone to shrinkage than other sorts of soil. IF you've got a biggish tree, just maintain the status quo and reduce the crown every now and then to stop it getting any bigger.

10 Jun, 2009

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