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big trees in the middle of backyard

Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by samiam, 20th Dec, 2015.

  1. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    I just put an offer for ip. second thoughts - there are 2 giant tall trees in the middle of backyard - do I need a council approval to chop it down, let say if I want to build GF or subdivide in the future. thanks
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Is there a tree preservation order in place?
     
  3. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    Oh I didnt know about that, will check :confused:
     
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    And whilst contacting council, ask if you can remove them even if there is no order in place. Each council has their agenda.
     
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    Even if there is a preservation order in place there are ways around it.
    If you can get a suitably sympathetic Arborist to write a report saying the tree is not safe, then ask the council if they are prepared to take on liability for the tree. I have never had a council want to take on any legal liability for a tree deemed unsafe.
     
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    Native species are usually a ball breaker
     
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  7. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    A quick phone call to the local council would fix that up ,plus also look at another angle woodworkers pay very good money for sections of straight select timbers,might be money sitting there you have not seen yet imho..
     
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  8. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Sometimes but not always. Some are deemed as part of a "wild-life corridor" and must stay (until deemed 'unsafe'). Others can be removed to make way for a new development providing that new ones are replanted to replace the old, but in a more suitable location on the same property.
     
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  9. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all your replies. my offer wasn't successful :(
    it went 90k over quoted price and 60k over our offer:eek:
     
  10. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Just look at it this way,someone just paid 60k more then you wanted to pay..
     
  11. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    thanks. more aggressive offer next time!:oops: