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Neighbours Lealandi

Posted by petdon-421154 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by buster-784461 - 3 years ago

Leyland trees do need cutting back each year once they get to about 2 mtrs - down to hedge size - otherwise they get too big & unmanageble , specially if they are in a town garden/ near to house;

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Posted by Kanak - 3 years ago

Hi petdon, loads of previous postings about hedges.  One crucial element is distance of plantation from the boundary line.  Normally, trees growing higher than 2m in rural areas should have the centre of their trunks 2m from the boundary.  You have no right to cut any vegetation unless it is that which transgresses your property.  If you are in a town/lotissement other rules may apply, check at your mairie.  At 5 years, these trees are young, they can attain over 20m mature, so maybe a challenge regarding rooves and buildings in the future.  I don't think he can insist unless there is a breach of  the rule (art.671 of the code civil or local POS/PLU), or causes damage to your friend's property. Sounds deliberate, otherwise he could have planted a lower hedge and trimmed it!

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Posted by AQ-417490 - 3 years ago

He needs to seek advice from his local Mairie.