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26/08/2013 at 19:27


I have an acer which is about 9ft high, a lovely tree/shrub with a nice shape. My problem is that it overhangs my neighbour garden. Does anyone know if I can trim it or move it to a more suitable place and if so how can I do it.

Thanks in advance.



26/08/2013 at 20:30

hilary, I'm no tree expert, but I think Acers won't respond well to being moved and not one that size. You can trim/ prune them but I think at only at certain times of the year. I'm sure someone else will answer your thread.

Does your neighbour mind it overhanging? they might like it.

26/08/2013 at 20:42

No, you can't move that safely.

Although many say you shouldn't trim acers I do.  Every spring I prune back to encourage density and I have a very compact attractive shrub

I agree with KEF, your neighbour might like your Acer overhanging his ground.  Ask him

22/09/2013 at 19:32

Sorry not to have been on for a while. Thanks for your replies, just as I thought really. My neighbour hasn't said anything, it doesn't shade her garden so I think I will do as you suggest and ask.

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