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Tall Trees

(7 Posts)
Gally Mon 29-Oct-12 08:06:18

My neighbour's silver birch tree has grown so tall that it cuts out a lot of sunlight from my garden. I was getting myself into action mode (she is a fearsome lady of 40 something - me a wimp? - never) when yesterday I heard the dulcet tones of a chain-saw and to my delight looked out in time to see the tree being reduced in size until it reached the height of my wall - oh there is a God up there smile

absentgrana Mon 29-Oct-12 08:09:02

…or a tree surgeon. grin

annodomini Mon 29-Oct-12 09:01:29

I wish someone knew who owns the tall birches and conifers the other side of the brook from my garden. In summer they cut out a lot of sunlight and now their leaves are starting to clutter up my garden.

NfkDumpling Mon 29-Oct-12 14:48:31

I have been told and have reason to believe that a small hole drilled near the base of a tree and the hole filled with neat Roundup can kill a tree - or at least make it so sick the owner may consider it's removal. This is best done just before it comes into leaf.

Disclaimer - I myself and none of my family have, of course, never taken part in any such action.

annodomini Mon 29-Oct-12 15:01:11

And you didn't tell us about it, Nfk. grin

shysal Mon 29-Oct-12 15:42:52

That is something I have never done too! wink

shysal Mon 29-Oct-12 15:46:10

Not even with stump killer! blush