News Flash – Neighbours accused of poisoning trees!
This isn’t the first time the Dickies Trees team has come across disgruntled neighbours that have taken the law into their own hands. Sadly we’re seeing a spate of trees dying from an unknown cause, however, we’re speculating that it’s poison…
Poisoning trees is extremely dangerous, especially ones that are 30 – 40ft high.
When a neighbourly dispute gets out of hand it can be upsetting for all parties and can be made worse when someone decides to start damaging their neighbour’s property.
We’ve seen a number of ways people have attempted to poison a tree including digging up roots and injecting poison and even drilling holes into the tree and injecting poison. This type of sabotage means a slow death for the tree and unfortunately for the owner, the effects show a little too late and leave minimal evidence to prove poison. This act is extremely dangerous as the tree becomes unstable and can potentially cause major damage to people and their surrounds.
Never fear… if you’ve got a tree that’s being a little tricky, or perhaps it’s your neighbour’s tree, then you have a number of options available to you, such as:
- Speak to your neighbour first and see if they can arrange pruning of their trees. We can provide a free quote to the owner to get the ball rolling; or
- Visit your local council website for advice on how you can trim overhanging trees
We’re happy to help!