Pete

Pruning a tree which has a TPO on it

Recommended Posts

Has anybody any idea how much it costs gets to get permission from the local authority to prune a tree which has a TPO on it. I would do it undercover of darkness :ph34r: but the tree is in the neighbour's garden and he is watching me like a hawk!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

£45 round here unless its under the DDD rules (Dead, Diseased, Dangerous) where you can give 48 hours notice and JFDI...

 

Why do you want it pruning...?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like your style🤣🤣 

 

After a few bottles of 🥂🥂 we decided to take a TPO area tree down the following day (technically we where in the rite) but to say the poop hit the fan was a understatement... after a month or two and a few investigation by various authorities we where found to have done nothing wrong. If we asked before it and didn't get the answer we wanted we would have been up poop creek with no paddle making the site useless. 

 

Just for the record I would never advise doing anything to any woodland/trees covered by a TPO  without proper approval.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Pete said:

but the tree is in the neighbour's garden

 

Ah, not so easy. 

 

Protected trees include those covered by a tree preservation order (TPO) or those which grow in a conservation area. You will need to contact the LPA even if you wish to prune branches overhanging from a neighbour's protected treeYou should send one copy of the completed form to your LPA.

 

what if you had a bonfire and singed the tree a little by accident 👹

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would get a couple of quotes, when you have one you like let them do the application as they will word it correctly and will likely have a better working relationship with the tree officer. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6mm x 400mm auger bit in the cordless drill. 

Zoom zoom, squirt of finest tree assassin solution, tap a piece of cork in the offending hole and wait. 

If push comes to shove. 😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, PeterW said:

£45 round here unless its under the DDD rules (Dead, Diseased, Dangerous) where you can give 48 hours notice and JFDI...

 

Why do you want it pruning...?

Because it is quite a large Yew tree that is expanding towards our new home. It has recently been rendered (house, not the tree) and I do not want it making the render go green over time. It will look a lot better with a prune as well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you had a chat with the neighbours, it would probably look better being done all around instead of one side, offering to contribute to the cost very often gets a good result

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Pete said:

Because it is quite a large Yew tree that is expanding towards our new home. It has recently been rendered (house, not the tree) and I do not want it making the render go green over time. It will look a lot better with a prune as well. 

 

Is it spreading at the base or just getting too tall..? Yew isn't easy to prune well as evergreen trees don't respond well unless you take them back to the main stems carefully.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Russell griffiths said:

Have you had a chat with the neighbours, it would probably look better being done all around instead of one side, offering to contribute to the cost very often gets a good result

 

 

The neighbour is selling the house with the Yew in and at the moment the tree is providing a screen from our new build which he did not really like, hence why he is watching like a hawk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.