The upper part of the tree has an area of foliage large enough to form a "sail" like effect in high winds. Thats the worry. and b) for the people who move into this new house (who'd want such a tree 4m from their front room?). Native plants are unable to grow under the thick cover of the groves that develop over time. For instance, when rain soaks the ground and the wind roars, the shallow root depth of eucalyptus make the trees more likely to topple over, as the foliage on eucalyptus branches acts as a sail. that way its not going to demolish your house. by MooCow » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:39 pm, Post They usually are the older leaves, found directly on the trunk or older branches. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Firewood should be seasoned before using so that it will burn evenly and cleanly. by MooCow » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:04 am, Post Pruning eucalyptus not only makes these trees easier to maintain, but it also can reduce the amount of leaf litter and improve their overall appearance. Life is never what it seems; there is always two sides to every story. In many cases, it is necessary to kill the tree in order to claim back your yard. A medium tree reaching heights of 12m/40ft or more it can be kept to a smaller size by pruning in early spring. electric) companies have the right to keep public service cables clear but should serve notice before carrying out the work. Eucalyptus can vary in form from a short shrub to a tall, evergreen tree. Eucalyptus are fast growing hardwood trees of very high calorific value. So any info on "safe" building distances gratefully receieved. by nigelrb » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:31 pm, Post They go red-brown-coffee coloured, sometimes with brightly coloured or dark brown spots. Eucalyptus trees can be a total pest As you correctly say the roots run close to the surface and IMHE can be bigger in diameter than the tree trunk However you can legally cut back every single root and branch that crosses the boundary whether she likes it … Eucalyptus Tree Root Damage. Main issue is that with a 2 storey house planned to be built within 4 metres of this tree, how will it effect my 1934 house next door? The eucalyptus tree has become an invasive plant in some areas of the United States. Robert and Amanda Marshall, 49 and 44, are said to have flown into a rage after discovering Kate Vovro, 51, had trimmed eucalyptus trees overhanging her garden in Verwood, Dorset. The Arboricultural Association at www.trees.org.uk is able to provide you with details of local, qualified arborists who will be able to help you identify any potential problems or safety and maintenance issues you may have with a tree on your property or one you are hoping to purchase. The tree has grown to approx. 18 pages) Ask a question Liability for tree roots and branches. Plant and stake the tree when small and young to give the roots a chance to establish themselves. Hmm, I think planning laws/guidelines suggest that you shouldn't build under the canopy (or potential canopy) of a tree, rather than using the maximum height of the tree as you minimum distance from which you can start building. i have heard from a arboricologist and tree specialist that the NEW laws are that. Leaves on young trees and sucker shoots are usually opposite, developing to alternate ones as the tree matures. The bark is a blue-grey colour and peels off in strips to reveal yellow patches underneath. by MooCow » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:39 pm, Post Understanding UK law relating to trees can help everyone grasp the rights and responsibilities of tree ownership. Main issue is that with a 2 storey house planned to be built within 4 metres of this tree, how will it effect my 1934 house next door? Given enough time the tree will cause structural problems and the tree is also ontop of a dranage pipe where a previous tree had to be cut down by the previous owner because of dranage problems. Eucalyptus trees have a high oil and water content, so the wood must be split and given enough time to dry out before being burnt. do you know what type of gum tree it is? Most eucalyptus tree problems occur when the ground is wet. Thks. what is the circumfrence of its trunk? I have a eucalyptus tree in my garden. Eucalyptus are part of the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Your arboriologicalisttreespecialist is simply wrong. Eucalyptus are prone to windrock and, if planted too large or when even slightly rootbound, there is the strong possibility of the top growing more quickly than the roots, resulting in a lack of stability. by mechman » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:59 am, Post This 30yr or so old tree being right in front of the planned new house, we don't think is good for a) our house (because of what Nigelrb said -"Do you think that the excavation for footings may sever some roots which will subsequently send them scurrying into your property in the quest for water?" How Long do Trees Live in the UK? I have mentioned to my neighbour my concern that it would damage my property if it were to fall and suggested cutting some of the growth, his response … This is pretty simple, even in law - anything that one would call a tree is a ’tree’ (ref: Bullock v Secretary of State for the Environment, 1980). 10m in height and due to a bend in the trunk most of the tree is actually on my side of the boundary, above my garden shed. Connect one-on-one with {0} ... Hi, our neighbour has a large eucalyptus tree that over time has grown so the main trunk of the tree has grown over the boundary but the returns back over his property. The tree had significantly moved a fence post and fence panels into our garden. Why Eucalyptus. Make the tree seek out water from my side of the area and cause subsidence to my house? 020 3176 5800 by MooCow » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:11 pm, Post by Tim Bracey » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:35 am, Post 1metre his side of our shared fence. My neighbour has a eucalyptus tree planted approx. Very attractive, fast-growing trees best used as specimens. Liability for tree roots and branches Practical Law UK Practice Note 8-107-4454 (Approx. Eucalyptus trees are commonly known as gum trees due to the sap that seeps from cracks in the bark. No idea what sort of Eucalyptus tree it is - ordinary and BIG (50ft +) UK Eucalyptus tree with long, thin leaves. Planting. by Treeman » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:28 am, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. See our Tree Size Guide for more info. My neighbour has put in a planning application to build a house at the end of his garden (he is on a corner plot), next to my house. This is normal! Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm, Join the RHS today and support our charity. An independent UK nursery specialising in Eucalyptus Trees. UK Property Law. For more information about trees and how they can affect a property see our other news item. Thks everyone for yr input. Make the tree seek out water from my side of the area and cause subsidence to my house? Thks. Have one about 8 metres from house which has been there for 15 years or more. Keep reading to learn more about how to prune a eucalyptus tree. right so a nice sizable tree. An attractive tree they have little to offer our wildlife. these trees can get very big. by Tim Bracey » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:56 pm, Post if its less than 6ft then its still a sappling. We offer smaller Planting Stock sizes (usually 20cm-70m tall) along with more mature trees up to 210cm tall. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. No idea what sort of Eucalyptus tree it is - ordinary and BIG (50ft +) UK Eucalyptus tree with long, thin leaves. You MUST read the disclaimer (below) BEFORE using the forum. by pommy » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:09 pm, Post At the end of his garden is a vary large Eucalyptus tree. Introduction. However, eucalyptus trees are difficult to split because they tend to twist as they grow, and the fibre is stringy. by pommy » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:15 am, Post Gembo, my own experience of a eucalyptus tree is the total opposite of other posters. lovely trees tho they are many people have been killed by them and substatially more have been injured and had property damaged. Eucalyptus Trees - Gum Trees. This website uses of cookies. I am worrried about the effect on my house caused by the distruption to this tree by the building of this new house (which will be 4.5 metres from the tree) and its roots and hence the soil/water table. also they don't like to be near grass or gardens that use fertaliser as they are used to more arid conditions and this will weaken them. Claims for damage resulting from tree roots are brought in nuisance rather than trespass despite the fact that the tree roots will … United Kingdom . We grow all of our trees from seed on site in Leics. Everything you need to know about choosing the right eucalyptus for you. they are big heavy trees and are known for falling over or losing limbs when not grown in ideal conditions. Look out for: young leaves that are usually stemless and rounded. Looking for issues to put across to the local Planning dept. ArborGen, Inc. with headquarters in Ridgeville, South Carolina, wants “non-regulated status” for their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. Trees add structure and drama to a garden but their size and potential to cause nuisance or damage means they can sometimes be a worry. You can visit our Nursery website and online shop here. Eucalyptus tree plants are well known for their rapid growth, which can quickly become unmanageable if left unpruned. 222879/SC038262. They only become huge if you don't prune them. As required by law, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has published the draft Environmental Impact Statement with a public comment period. times, RHS Registered Charity no. Before planting, do not incorporate any manure, as this will encourage too much leafy growth. My neighbour has a Eucalyptus tree, an evergreen known for shallow roots, close to my dividing fence and brick built garage. My neighbour has just planted a eucalyptus tree about 3ft from my garden fence. Eucalyptus (/ ˌ juː k ə ˈ l ɪ p t ə s /) is a genus of over seven hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae.Along with several other genera in the tribe Eucalypteae, including Corymbia, they are commonly known as eucalypts. i am not quoting the law this is what is excepted policy in australia. The majority of eucalyptus trees are native to Australia and there are over 700 species in the genus. Where the roots of a tree causes damage to a neighbouring property the owner of the tree can be liable, under the law of nuisance, for such damage. Get UK property law questions answered by Experts. The tree rises to a height of 20 metres. Post with a eucalyptus of this size you should never trim them as they sprout a lot of regrowth and this regrowth is much weaker than a normal branch and they drop these a lot more in storms and windy weather. so if potentially it can reach 200ft in height then it needs to be at least 200ft from your house. Eucalyptus trees can be used for a wide variety of uses including: Screening and Hedging, Ornamental and Specimen planting and for Floristry. Tångavägen 5, 447 34 Vårgårda info@futureliving.se 0770 - 17 18 91 Sometimes, a red resin exudes through breaks in the bark, hence the tree’s other name – the gum tree. Keep it to about 6ft and it has caused no problems whatsoever. We grow over 35 species from seed in sustainable peat-free media on our site. by Tim Bracey » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:25 pm, Post Eucalyptus tree, Are they protected & how long are the r. Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by diggy.1, 28 Jul 2005. diggy.1. www.eucalyptus-trees.co.uk is part of Kings Barn Trees Nursery. Looking at a number of websites (including the Garden Law one) I have found info on safe distances for building near trees, but none cover Eucalyptus trees.......does anyone have any such info? A trees lifespan is predisposed by genetics and influenced by a variety of natural events, including; the availability of water, sun, temperature, the presence or absence of wind, fires, pests, diseases, it should be further away than it is high. Your tree may have a flush of spotty leaves at the beginning and end of the growing season. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected by MooCow » Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:08 pm, Post Join the RHS today and support our charitable work, Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully, For the latest on RHS Shows in 2020 and 2021, read more, RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens, Free entry to RHS members at selected times », Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops, General enquiries The Australian varieties of eucalyptus are synonymous with Koala bears as the leaves are one of their main sources of food. Genus of over 680 species of evergreen trees and shrubs found mainly in Australia but also in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia. by nigelrb » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:11 pm, Post There are more than 700 species of Eucalyptus tree, mostly native to Australia, with only fifteen species occurring outside Australia. Joined: 26 May 2005 ... 2nd There is a massife leylandi tree over 30feet tall, Now with some new law i hear about not letting them over 2metres in height. Garden Law is for general information only and does not constitute professional advice. They are ‘more productive than any other timber crop currently grown commercially’ (Forestry Commission). The tree overhung the neighbours and they asked if they could cut branches down and we said only overhanging branches, but as the trunk also overhung they cut they trunk to the border thus cutting the whole tree leaving us a stub of a trunk and a few flimsy branches that were falling our side. Trees, like all other living organisms, have a natural life cycle and a finite life span. Bottom line is that we don't want our neighbour to build his house at the end of his garden, right next to ours...... estate was built in the 1930's with nice long gardens and trees, so "infilling" is not what we and others want. 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