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photoblog image Problem wall - 1

Problem wall - 1

 

For some years now, a couple of lime trees planted too close to the boundary wall have been pushing it over - numerous attempts have been made to shore it up, as you can see, but, finally, there is no solution other than taking down the trees.  Not a happy prospect and, being in a conservation area, Council permission has to be sought - that has now been granted.   I think the trees, which must be close to 100 years old, were planted by the birds, or airborne seeds, rather than by man - so there's no previous occupant to blame :-)

Problem wall - 1

 

For some years now, a couple of lime trees planted too close to the boundary wall have been pushing it over - numerous attempts have been made to shore it up, as you can see, but, finally, there is no solution other than taking down the trees.  Not a happy prospect and, being in a conservation area, Council permission has to be sought - that has now been granted.   I think the trees, which must be close to 100 years old, were planted by the birds, or airborne seeds, rather than by man - so there's no previous occupant to blame :-)

comments (9)

Bye bye trees!
Tom Wilson: Yes, a great shame, but I'll be planting a replacement.
Is this the front of your place Tom? It looks familiar, such a shame about the trees, but what else can you do...
Tom Wilson: Yes, it's the font gate, Frank - yes, a pity about the trees, but they can be replaced - a bit further back from the wall!
Certainly a conundrum!
Tom Wilson: Well, the Council's Safety Officer stopped by and said the wall constituted a hazard to pedestrians, so no question there!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Dec 2018, 06:34
Well I suppose these things happen Tom. It's good there are no people to blame
Tom Wilson: True!
A shame and it looks like a major job. Couldn't you take the wall down instead?
Tom Wilson: Well, the wall's older than the trees, Bill smile, dating back to 1840. And I guess that, as it is a conservation area, I wouldn't be allowed just to put up a fence. And it's the front boundary with a busy road, so a wall is really needed.
Linden (lime) trees can grow so big. Large root systems certainly can heave walls, rocks, or fences.
Tom Wilson: Yes, these have been topped out twice in the last thirty years, but they must be at least 25ft high.
Going by the size of the trunk I guess it is a large tree, at least you get to keep your wall Tom, just a few running repairs needed.
Tom Wilson: Well, as you'll see tomorrow, the wall had to come down to enable the tree surgeon to get access to the trees and, in any event it would have had to be rebuilt to straighten it up.
That does not look like quality walladge, Tom!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 11 Dec 2018, 03:00
that wall has been there a long time

it's beautiful and i hope after they save the tree, they are able to restructure the wall

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