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Keeping communities safe: Trees in your area

Trees are an integral part of our landscape and make a significant contribution to the environment. They soften the impact of development and provide a green and pleasant setting in which to live.

Pobl will inspect and maintain surrounding tress to ensure they remain safe.

Things to consider when planting a tree

The maintenance of a tree planted by a tenant will remain the tenant’s responsibility. So if planting a tree we would ask you to consider the following:

• Height and spread of the tree – some trees can grow to over 30 feet tall which has a huge impact on light and can also interfere with satellite dishes and overhead wires.
• Buildings – if planted too close to your house, outbuildings or patio the root system may cause structural damage.
• Deciduous or evergreen – falling leaves from deciduous trees can be a safety hazard during the Autumn.
• Avoid Leylandii conifers – these are fast growing, evasive conifers which have been the cause of many a neighbour dispute.
• Consider growing trees in containers – there are many, pretty ornamental trees which can be grown in containers which can also be moved about the garden when you fancy a change of scenery.

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For more information on this subject or on any other matter relating to Charter Housing, please contact us via telephone on 01633 212375. Alternatively you can use our online form or send us an email.

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