|Not DIY I know but you guys seem to have a good knowledge of most things.
|My neighbour has a tall Birch tree (30' plus) in his garden. The problem is
|quite a bit of it overhangs into my garden and blocks the sun, some may say
|good in this weather! I get on reasonably well with him so don't want to
|'muddy the water'. If we have it pruned who pays, him cos it's his tree, me
|cos it's over my garden or both as it affects us both. I do not mind all
|the arranging of it etc but would he be expected to contribute. I realise I
|would have to get his permission first. Any thoughts? BTW he is a
|pensioner but doesn't seem to be struggling financially or healthwise.
Best to come to an amicable agreement. I cut down a tree about the same
size and a beech, on the my neighbours side of the border between our
neighbours and our garden **
their agreement, at my own cost and own
labour. It was much too high, and they could not afford to do it.
Interesting project felling a tree branch by branch, then taking the trunk
down in six ft lengths. The last cut was with a chain saw which I blunted
by allowing it to touch the ground :-(
I heard this discussed at some length on the Beeb many years ago, and I
hardly think it will have changed. IANAL
You may cut the tree back to your border without asking permission, but you
should offer them the wood.
I would repeat, Best to come to an amicable agreement.
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