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Leylandii Tree - Conservation Area - Didn't Know

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lord Snooty, 8 Jan 2020.

  1. Lord Snooty

    Lord Snooty

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    I've been "caught" by the Environment Officer cutting down a largeish leylandii tree in my garden. I didn't know but I'm in a conservation area. So far all I've done is cut off the branches. Estimated height 25-30 feet. Am I going to be fined?
     
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    Can be quite a hefty fine too. Fingers crossed that you get away with it.

    Am in a conservation area too, I put a tree in my own garden and can now get fined if I remove it as far as I know. Nuts.
     
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    If the branches regrow, have I cut it down?
     
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    No, your defence is you were merely pruning it and removing dangerous branches.
     
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    Anybody cutting down a leylandii is doing a positive thing for conservation.
     
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  8. Am pretty sure a leylandii it won't regrow.

    May get away with that if it's a few branches but going by the OP, sounds like he's cut the whole lot of!

    They may be a pain in the bum but they are fantastic for birds. And smell nice too :)
     
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    Did they advise applying for permission at this point? There's a question as to whether they actually don't want you to cut the tree down, or whether they just want you to stay within the framework of applying for permission.
    I live in a conservation area, and have repeatedly found the process of applying for permission to cut down trees to be straightforward.
     
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    That is crazy - we should be paid to remove leylandii and replace with native species.
    say you are planting a nice silver birch in it's place
     
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