Posted: 09/04/2013 at 16:27
My first post, was hoping for some advice.
The fence in the photo attached has become distorted due to the tree roots pushing the posts outwards. I want to re – sow the lawn or possibly turf it, but think should get this sorted first. The property is rented, the landlord claims that fence should be maintained by next door (even though the tree is in our side of the garden). The fella next door is a bit of a recluse, no one sees him or knows him. (Ive knocked, and put a note through door, but I doubt he will sort the problem).
I don’t want to pay £100’s to get the stump ground out etc. Do you think it would be possible to chop away at the roots with an axe then try an straighten up the fence posts? The tree was only cut down a year ago. Can you think of any other solutions?
There is a new fence panel there but can’t get it in because its not straight. Some people say drill holes and put diesel in the stump, someone else said to dig the roots up. I actuall quite like the stump but the fence needs fixing ASAP.