Oliver Morgan-Jones

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Bay tree close to house...

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:43

I think, on balance, that it's going to have to go at some point. But maybe the time isn't... quite... yet! I hate chopping down trees

Thanks for the input everyone

Bay tree close to house...

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:21

That's the main issue Fairygirl, we're not planning to be here for much longer.

I am loathe to kill a tree that provides shade and privacy to our porch, but I have a much more laid back attitude than potential buyers!

nutcutlet, your attitude echoes mine, but my wife is slightly more dramatic when it comes to roots causing damage to the house!

Bay tree close to house...

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:12

Thank you for the replies

It is virtually on top of our main drain (leading to the communal drain/sewer in the main road). As for the foundations, I have little info on how it is/will be affecting them. However, we are on clay/loam here so contraction may be an issue in the future.

Your responses have sealed it's fate I think...

Bay tree close to house...

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 21:18

We have a bay tree very close to the front of our house (about 6" from bottom of front wall) It has been allowed to grow to about 7' and the diameter of the main stem/trunk is 2-3". Will the roots be causing damage to brickwork/drains? Will a brutal pruning reduce root growth, or should we remove the tree entirely? I really enjoy the tree aesthetically (and for cooking!) but do not want it to damage our house

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