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Loglet
May 16, 2017 8:33 AM CST
We are thinking of buying a house that has a very large cedar of Lebanontree in the front garden. To me it looks much too close to the house. It's lower branches are level with the upper Storey of the house. It is however a beautiful tree and has a preservation order on it so that you can not even trim the branches. My question is would we be letting herself in for a lot of trouble if we bought the house and maybe the tree fell on the house. How likely is this to happen? Thanks loglet.

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 16, 2017 8:47 AM CST
It looks to me as if lower branches have been removed in the past. Can you inquire about trimming given the likely precedent? Depending upon local weather events (strong wind?) the location may not actually be a problem.
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DaisyI
May 16, 2017 2:45 PM CST
Or maybe ask for an inspection by a licensed arborists to inquire about the health and long range prognosis.
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Loglet
Jun 26, 2017 7:06 AM CST
Thank you both, pork pal and daisyl for your advice. Nice to get replies from so far away. You both raised an interesting point, one of you about the weather in the area and the other about precedent in pruning the tree. In the end it was all theoretical because the house was sold to someone else while we were making up our minds. Thanks again.
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DaisyI
Jun 26, 2017 10:16 AM CST
That's the way it always seems to work. Good luck in your house hunting. Crossing Fingers!
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