13 February 2017

More about Trees

More about Trees

A huge Eucalyptus tree in the back garden of one of these suburban bungalows. Not only do it’s spreading roots pose a risk to the buildings, the size of the tree creates a significant risk of storm damage from falling branches and general debris.

 Large trees and other vegetation too near a building can damage a structure and its services, particularly when the sub soils are clay based as they are in this locality. Roots can cause shrinkage as they search for water, particularly in dry weather. The owner should employ a competent tree surgeon to pollard (thin, prune and shape) the tree now and then periodically to maintain its condition and restrict further growth.