Wednesday 26 October 2016 12.18pm
Alberta Ally wrote:
Hello - has anyone had experience of the Lend Lease tree-planting scheme (to replace trees thery felled on the Heygate Estate)? LL are proposing to plant a "cypress oak" on a small strip of Council-owned land adjacent to my house and front garden. I maintain that land on behalf of the Council's Gardening Team. The proposed tree grows to 30 metres! The letter informs me that if I "have concerns" I must contact them by mid-November. I presume this is the "consultation" they promised after planting trees elsewhere without consulting the residents affected. Thanks for your help.
Hi Ally, I don't know how long your alleged cypress oak takes to reach 30 metres, probably many years, but I'd be thinking about roots, ground upheaval, and house damage, especially if you own your property.
Even if it's local authority, you can do without the hassle of getting them to make it good.
It may be worth listing that as a genuine concern, before the proposal becomes a reality.