Heave ho…….

Heave ho…….tree risk and building subsidence

Tree heave damage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A question …..

Dear All

A Rustlings Road resident – who has signed the petition – said she is particularly worried about heave if the trees are felled. This is the first time I had heard of it. This link explains what it is:

http://www.theexpertengineer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/Heave.pdf

Heave risk with tree removal

Although our trees do not predate our property, they are very much the same age. Does anyone know anything more about heave – or have any more references?

Jenny

My response …..

It can be a serious risk. Changes in water can lead to ground movement – though most significant in clay soils. The longer they have been there, then the greater the likely problems. Assessing this is quite technical and affected by soil / geology, proximity, species and age – but it should be considered if buildings are close by.

Ian

And another useful and informative link ……..

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=CF774754B345CE1A!651&cid=cf774754b345ce1a&ithint=file%2cpdf&app=WordPdf&authkey=!ALeXtMRDzTDJTLg

And watch this courtesy of Sheffield Star!!

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/residents-outrage-over-tree-felling-decision-in-sheffield-street-1-7281703

 

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One Response to Heave ho…….

  1. Katy Ferris says:

    As a resident of Cliffe Farm Drive in Greystones near to Rustlings road we are also concerned that a mature cherry blossom tree outside our home is going to be felled any day – on the basis that in the longer term it will become dangerous, we struggle to see how and have started a petition to support retaining it. We fear that removal could do more damage than Amey/streetsahead just leaving it where it has been for many years.The petition is here at http://chn.ge/1FWlBOD and explains a bit more about our situation.

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