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  • Queenie
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    Well Sandra sounds as though Margaret has a good advice,
    now if you could just do that wouldn't that send a message. <img src='style_emoticons//tongue.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’tongue.gif’ />
    When we lived at our ranch home the neighbors tree was a very large white pine with long needles that blowed over into our driveway and into the garage if the door was open and not to mention the gutters full.
    We asked them about cutting it down or back but they never did.
    Finally after we had moved 5 years almost the dang tree broke off and the son
    cut it off half way up from the bottom.
    No needles for the folks who live in our
    old ranch but such a ugly sight now. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />
    Sometimes you just can't win! <img src='style_emoticons//huh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’huh.gif’ />

    VEGAS LADY
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    Quote ( No needles for the folks who live in our old ranch, but such a ugly sight now )

    Hi Pam…… <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    This can be true when people just hack at trees <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ /> Trees do need management, and cutting back at the right time ) Its such a shame to see a tree that has been butchered.

    Over here in England we have had a lot of problems with a tree called Lelandi (sp)
    These trees can grow higher than a house if left unmanaged, and some silly people were using them as a fence for their garden, they take all the good and water out of the ground and neighbours were left without sunlight. Matters came to a head because one neighbour stabbed another in an argument over cutting them down. In the end our government passed a law that they are now only left to grow upto a certain hight. If they go over this hight and your neighbour complains and you don't cut them back they will step in and send you the bill…… <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />

    Regards……Margaret….. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Sandra
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    Sounds like a good law to have in residential areas !!

    Well, we ARE allowed to cut branches off that overhang your property. However, you have to ask your neighbour before doing so and if the tree is more than 3 metres tall, you have to ask the council. I have cut a few branches off other trees within reach, but you have to employ an arborist (tree doctor) for most of the others.

    The 'gum' trees that Carolyn and I refer to are rarely allowed to be cut and they grow to a height of 20 metres or more. The cost of cutting the top branches or ones over hanging from 10 metres + up is ridiculous and you have to enter your neighbours property to do it, so getting one of these buggers under control is impossible. Once you do achieve cutting one branch off, another grows and you have to go through the same process again.

    I would LOVE a height restriction on all residential trees! We have lost our view to the city and harbour in less than a year because of enormous trees !! <img src='style_emoticons//mad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’mad.gif’ />

    Petals
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    Aaaah what a different scenario we have here living in the heart of London!

    We begged the Council not to cut the trees on our street, especially one
    opposite our apartment block which has flourished and flourished over the
    years. We were all watching and threatened to barricade the road
    if they attempted to cut it down. Aaaaaaaaaah Yes! We won….and
    the tree is still there. In summer it is beautiful with branches full of green leaves.

    There is a song, which I am not sure of the title…..Woodman Won't You
    Spare That Tree…….An old song, as old as the tree….. Was it Fats Domino?

    <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    VEGAS LADY
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    HI SANDRA….. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    THANKS FOR THE INFO ON THE TREE SITUATION, I FOUND IT VERY INTERESTING.

    WHY DO THEY NOT ALLOW YOU TO CUT THE GUM TREES BACK VERY OFTEN, ARE THEY PROTECTED BY LAW AS SOME OF OUR OLDER TREES ARE?

    HOPE YOU DON'T MIND ME ASKING.

    Margaret

    Petals
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    I remember a friend living in Cheltenham having to have the tree in
    her garden felled as the roots were damaging the house! No option
    there……

    Well, that's all I have to say about trees, and like Prince Charles, I shall
    have a chat with them tomorrow (weather permitting)… <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ />

    VEGAS LADY
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    YES JACKY, I HAD TO STOP TALKING TO MY CHERRY TREE. DO YOU KNOW, AS THE TREE GOT BIGGER SO DID MY EARS……..OOOOOOPS IS THAT TREASON <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />
    PERHAPS I WILL GET LOCKED IN THE TOWER OF LONDON.

    Margaret…… <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    Carolyn
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    QUOTE(VEGAS LADY @ Jan 17 2006, 08:53 AM)

    WHY DO THEY NOT ALLOW YOU TO CUT THE GUM TREES BACK VERY OFTEN, ARE THEY PROTECTED BY LAW AS SOME OF OUR OLDER TREES ARE?

    Margaret

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    Hi Margaret
    The 'gum' trees are Australian eucalyptus and are native, and hence once they reach a certain height and trunk width they are protected by council law. Mostly this is OK but these trees are known for just 'dropping a branch' even when there is no disease.

    There is a current law suit going on in Aus because 1 man was concerned that his protected tree was in danger of dropping a limb and that someone was going to get hurt. He applied to the local council (who are usually disgusting little bureaucrats) who refused to allow him to remove the tree. Well, the man was correct, the tree did drop a limb, unfortunately on top of the man and he was killed! His family are rightfully suing the council! The Council are trying to absolve themselves from blame! Which is why most Australians hate their local councils!

    Carolyn
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    QUOTE(Jacqueline @ Jan 17 2006, 09:14 AM)
    I remember a friend living in Cheltenham having to have the tree in
    her garden felled  as the roots were damaging the house!      No option
    there……

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    Hi Jacqueline

    In Australia it doesnt matter if the tree is damaging your house if the tree is protected!

    This is because the Council says there is no way to ascertain which roots are doing the damage as the roots can be several metres long! We are in a situation where we have a native brush cherry in our garden (Lillipilli) which is HUGE. Planted by former owners. There is a 'new' 10 year old duplex built next door. We asked our council if we could chop the tree back or down – they said no way – the developers of the duplex should have ensured that their development was safe from the tree roots!!! It wasnt the trees fault and because it is on the street frontage we cant do anything!

    Petals
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    Carolyn, the story about the man who complained and was subsequently killed by
    the tree brought me out in goose bumps!
    I hope the family ends up with millions of $$$$$$$$ Can
    you imagine ! There is a moral here. Make sure when you
    complain officially to keep it in writing……….

    This really has been a learning process and am so pleased that
    Caroline in France introduced the topic….

    Meanwhile Margaret's ears growing through talking to the cherry
    trees leaves room for thought. I don't want bigger ears but I do
    want some other things……..any other trees I can talk to with this in
    mind? <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    VEGAS LADY
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    Hi Sandra and Carolyn…… <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Many thanks for the tree info in Aus, very interesting. I found it amazing that the Council did nothing about the tree that was dangerous, I hope that the mans family win their case.

    Margaret………

    Sandra
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    Hi all. Yep – strange and ugly things happen over here in residential areas to do with trees. They make everybody argue. It's OK to have one or two lovely trees in your backyard, but do you have to be surrounded by 6 giant ones that are out of control and you're not allowed to do anything about it? I don't think so. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    There are plenty of other trees to choose from that would be more appropriate in your backyard I think. Councils just like to exert power on people to justify their existance . . . . . well, I guess there are a many other jobs like that, and also people in jobs who like to do that just for the heck of it. <img src='style_emoticons//mad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’mad.gif’ />

    Uncalled for stress people like to place on others annoys me too.

    peanutbutter
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    Hi All …..

    I had this happen to me today!

    While standing in line at the check out stand I moved my arm back to get my purse and hit the lady behind me with my elbow right in the ribs


    BEAUSE SHE WAS RIGHT ON MY REAR…… Wish people would leave a little room –

    While I was putting my check book away there she was again swear she was soooo close she could tell you the contents of my purse!!!

    Mary

    VEGAS LADY
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    Hi Mary…. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Yes why do people do that, crowd your space.


    DO WATCH OUT PEOPLE WHO DO THAT SORT OF THING COULD BE PICKPOCKETS OR LOOKING FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS….TAKE CARE AND BE AWARE OF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

    Margaret

    peanutbutter
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    Margaret,

    I never even thought about a pickpocket, thank you for brining it to my attention.

    Mary

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