Posted: 22/02/2015 at 22:30
Find out what type of sapling has been planted near your boundary before complaining. Any tree has more under the ground than above it. An oak will take years to reach any size and if it's been planted 2 metres away from you boundary, you'll be long dead before it gets anywhere near the boundary. If they are native trees, and they probably are, the chances of them causing problems will be small anyway. The benefits to the value of your property will be substantial as a house backing onto woodland is highly desirable and over time that could amount to thousands of pounds added to the value of your house.
The benefits to wildlife will be huge, your children can enjoy them as can you. A walk in the woods on a summers day, kids in tow they will have the chance to grow up in an environment many would almost kill for.
I'm not a member of this community project, in case you wondered, but having lived at one long past time on a featureless new build estate, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.