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There were these tree fellers

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by rich p, 18 Jul 2007.

  1. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I've got a 25-30ft rowan tree in the garden which has a terminal fungus disease whose name escapes me. It's dying from the roots up. The question is, do I have the right to chop it down without consent? I'm have an idea that you can't just chop trees down on a whim although size and variety may be a factor. Anyone know?
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  2. Regulator

    Regulator Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

    Your local council should have a 'tree officer'. Speak to him/her for advice. You can also get information from the London Tree Officers Association or from Arboricultural Information Exchange list of local authority tree officers.

    Hope this helps!
  3. I don't know about Brighton, but in London you would be in deep poo if you were just to cut it down. Defo get some advice!!
  4. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    As a general rule, even if a tree is subject to a Tree Preservation Order, it can be felled when unsafe or to prevent the spread of disease. But check with the council first.
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    and make sure when it is felled the people doing the work know how to make it fall in the right direction. I know and it wasn't funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Oh, when i lived in London, I chopped down 2x 25ft conifers in my back garden which were blocking the light...who do I contact to own up? :tongue: :biggrin: :?: :smile:
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    York, UK
    Try handing yourself in at Paddington Green Police Station? I expect they aren't very busy just now, and will be happy to listen to your tale... :tongue:
  8. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Ganoderma? Honey fungus?

    The advice given above is good though. Local councils tree officer, or ask for their arboriculture people.
  9. check for bird's nests... although most would have fledged by now, some may be on a secord or third brood.

  10. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    A second brood? That could explain why my tits are moving about so much at the moment.
  11. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Also, getting the "tree officer" out shouldn't cost you anything.

    Even if you're in a conservation area, you'll be fine to cut it down if it has a fungus. I'd be careful though, although know nothing about it - can you safely dispose of / saw through a fungus infested tree????

    In general though, I'd think carefully before getting the tree officer out for every whim. I live in a conservation area. Our neighbours wanted to check that they could cut a tree down. Tree officer came out.....
    It turned out that the tree they wanted to get rid of wasn't listed on their register. So the tree officer added it, and then told them they couldn't cut it down!!! Doh!!
  12. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Get it axed and disguise your crime by fashioning furniture out of the remains. If the law questions you, deny everything but work in as many tree puns as possible to create an air of mystery and suspicion.
  13. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Chop it down, then let T-Mobile erect a phone mast disguised as a tree. Nobody noticed, and you make a wad.
  14. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    York, UK
    You mean, instigate a root and branch investigation, but in the report, leaf out the vital facts and hope the law's bark is worse than its bite? If nabbed, put in a trunk call to your lawyer and make sure they log your details properly.

    With a bit of luck, they'll never twig it was yew... Oak-ay?

  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    A mate of mine lives in a leafy avenue in Copenhagen. His neighbour, a nice old lady, used to take her dog for a walk three times a day; a bit excessive, perhaps! No, not at all. Three times a day she would pour some kind of poison around the bottom of a big old tree (one of about 20), which confounded the council workers who came along to fell the only 'dead tree' in the avenue, and now she has all the light she needs in her flat. :tongue: