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I live under a tree - how to stop gutters blocking?!

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by iain3915, 9 Sep 2018.

  1. iain3915

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    My house is under the canopy of a very large lime tree and my gutters are regularly blocking with leaves or seeds. I'm clearing them about once a week at the moment or in advance of any significant rain that is forecast!

    Obviously clearing them so regularly cannot be a long term solution! What is the best answer for this situation?

    Are there any gutter designs that simply do not block? I don't mind replacing the whole lot with something that doesn't block!
     
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    You could try a gutter hedgehog, although Ive heard they arent as great as they seem......cant remember the reason why though.
     
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  5. EddieM

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    cut the tree down?
     
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    Sadly it's a protected tree in a conservation area so that is not an option. As much as the gutters blocking is frustrating, the tree (and others in the area) does enhance the character of the area.
     
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    say it's diseased and unsafe.
     
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    The regulations allow for trees to be lopped or even cut down if they're causing a nuisance to a neighbour, but not on your own property. That always struck me as a little bizarre given it is the Council that makes the TPO thus preventing you as owner from doing what you like on your own land.

    Gutter guards prevent leaves/twigs/moss from settling in the gutter, they settle on the gutter guard and surroundings instead so maybe/maybe not a solution to your specific problem.

    Blup
     
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    But you can make an application to the council for pruning, lopping or even felling a tree with TPO. I used to see lots of them when I was tracking my PP application on the council website.
     
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    Get some Agent Orange off ebay. Nothing else will stop it.
     
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    I’d like to poison a tree on council land that is giving me grief. What’s the best way/time of year to do it? It’s surrounded by paving/tarmac so was thinking of drilling into the trunk with a wood bit near the base and pouring something in it. Any ideas what to use?
     
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    Novichuk
     
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    Thanks to those that have messaged me directly. (y);)
     
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    They keep getting run over?
     
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