Hi, thanks for your response - it's very helpful. The deed has already been done, in order to protect family, friends and others. This was after asking the Tree Officer for help, who responded with a curt and unhelpful letter, including the information that he didn't know which council department was responsible for the tree or its upkeep, about three years ago. Local councillors, as one might expect, were hopeless. I do have the relevant letter from the Tree Officer and records of correspondence with the council officials. I have an initial meeting with the Tree Officer - would it be better to come to an arrangement if possible or let him take it to court? If so, do you know the size of the fine that might be incurred? Best wishes, David.
Hi Alex, can you see the above reply?
Hi Alex, I've rated you excellent twice now so please stop sending emails! Make sure you get your money too. David.