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Hello, My brother-in-law received a lengthy report, from assesors acting for insurers, staing that his trees in the back garden had caused subsidence to his neighbour extention. A complete nonsense as the trees are tiny. My brother in law commisioned his own report which stated that the complaint was utter rubbish - mentioning poor quality build of the extension = basically the claim was frivillous and vexatious. The assesors have now written back stating: I have been advised that, as the level of damage occurring to our insured property is slight, and, taking into account the lack
Surfer01 posted a topic in Local Authority, Council Tax and Business Rates IssuesWe reported to the council that the tree growing on their land has branches that are affecting the telephone line. The branches were pressing up hard against the line straining it almost to breaking point. After much arguing with the council who denied all liability, BT Openreach was persuaded to cut the branches which they did but emphasise that it was not their responsibility and that they would probably bill the council. It has taken several weeks to get the branches cut and we still think that the tree is the council's responsibility and not BT Openreach as after all the tree is maint
A plant disease caused by a fungus-like pathogen known as Phytophthora ramorum (P.ramorum), has been diagnosed in Oak and Japanese larch. If this disease can make the spices jump from a hardwood like Oak to the conifer Larch, there is no reason it could not jump to other conifers like Douglas and Spruce. 'IF' that were to happen, it could destroy large areas of the UK's woodland. (Sometimes calledl 'Sudden Oak Death) The pathogen P. ramorum has potential to attack a wide range of woody plants and could cause significant damage to woodland and other habitat. It can be spread on footwear,