We were instructed by a loss adjustor client to carry out an arboricultural survey in relation to some subsidence damage that had occurred at a property in Manchester.
In total, 2 trees were surveyed, and our consultant determined that the subsidence damage to the property occurred as a result of drying shrinkage caused by vegetation which was within influencing distance of the property.
The trees in question were 2 x Aspen trees and it was recommended that they both be removed and the stumps ground to prevent any regrowth.
Where trees are to be removed because they are considered to be contributing to subsidence, it is often desirable (indeed, it may be mandatory) to plant replacements. Often, trees recommended for removal are unsuitable species for the location and replanting with more appropriate species presents fewer risks for the future.