Can removing a tree cause foundation problems?
When a tree is removed from the soil water is no longer being absorbed by the tree roots, meaning the soil will start to swell as it gets wet.
Okay maybe not quite, but this swelling can cause the soil to uplift, sometimes to a greater volume than when the property was built, leading to displacement of the foundations..
How do I get rid of a tree near my house?
Start by removing the lower branches with a chainsaw. Starting from the ground up helps prevent the top branches colliding with lower branches on the way down. For more control when removing the larger limbs, tie a rope around them before cutting them free, then slowly lower them to the ground.
Which trees damage foundations?
Steer clear of willows, silver maples, and elm trees that spread deep and insidious roots, and go for oak or sugar maple trees that grow more slowly. Another way to prevent tree roots from causing damage is to reconsider your plans for tree planting in the area around your home.
Can you ask a Neighbour to cut down a tree?
You have a common law right to prune back parts of a tree or hedge growing over the boundary into your property (subject to any legal restrictions being overcome first such as Tree Preservation Orders or conservation areas) but you cannot compel the owner of the trees or hedge to carry out this work or pay for it.
Should I remove a tree close to House?
The tree is too close to a house or other structure. Trees hanging over the roof or too close to a structure might need to be removed – or at least regularly pruned. In general, large trees should be at least 20 feet away from a house or building.
How close should trees be to your house?
To get the most useful shade on the house at a practical distance, place the tree 15 to 20 feet from the house. Small trees may be planted closer than 15 feet, but large trees should be planted 20 feet or more away from the house.