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Tree removal & heave advice
Posted by: alexolcz (IP Logged)
Date: January 26, 2017 14:52


I would like some advice for the best approach to remove a tree from my garden.

We have recently moved into the house and during the sale we had a survey conducted. The survey recommended that we remove a silver birch tree from the garden and that we should do this gradually to reduce the chances of heave. Following this I spoke to a number of tree surgeons who all assured me that this practice is no longer used and that we should remove the tree in one go.

The house is a Victorian terrace and was built around 1900 in Bristol BS3. I believe parts of Bristol have clay soil and are therefore susceptible to subsidence. The area is known to have previously been used for mining and I am therefore slightly worried that removing the tree may cause heave.

Here are few photos of the tree:
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3

It is approximately the size of the two story house, with a trunk diameter of 90cm and is around 5m from the nearest property.

I am considering the following options:
1) Consulting a structural surveyor for an opinion in the likelihood of heave
2) Removing the tree gradually
3) Removing the tree in one go

I would be very grateful if anyone has any experience in this they could pass on.

Many thanks in advance.
Kind regards


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27/01/2017 10:04 by alexolcz.

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