We removed a fairly large Leylandii tree from a small garden in Stenson Fields. The tree was clearly far to big for its space and very close to a neighbouring house. The tree base had already begun lifting the surrounding fencing. It was around 30ft in height with quite a large base.
It isn’t a good idea to plant Leylandii trees so close to houses as their roots are destructive to foundations. This is generally the case in areas with clay soil as so much moisture content is removed from the clay causing shrinkage, which results to subsidence .
Species – Cupressus × leylandii
Location – Stenson Fields, Derby
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