A private client contacted us and requested a site visit and advice from us regarding a tree situated on the neighbouring property. The tree in question was a semi-mature cherry tree and our Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Jonathan Cocking carried out the survey.
The client informed us that the driveway on their property was a concern due to being cracked in quite a few places, quite close to their neighbour’s cherry tree, which presented a stepped area and was causing a considerable risk to users of the driveway. To fix the crack, our client wanted to resurface the drive and had contacted several driveway specialists to quote, none of whom were willing to carry out the work until the tree situation was sorted.
Jonathan concluded that if the drive was to be repaired, the roots from the tree need to be controlled either by barrier or by removing a tree and the decision was left with the owner of the property and the neighbouring property.