Does my tree need to come down?
I have recently moved and am slowly but surely working through what I have in my new garden. I absolutely adore trees however do have a concern about my magnolia tree and if it is planted too close to the house.
It is the pale creamy white goblet flower tinged pink at the base and the trunk is 22” in circumference and is at the moment about 10 ft tall but according to neighbours it has been pruned by the previous owners and myself this year. It is planted up against a single brick wall which divides the from and back garden and is approximately 2m from the house and about 1m from the garage which is not attached to the house and is single brick wall construction. It isn’t near the drains (about 3m to first manhole) but I understand the water pipes, gas and electric may run up the drive which is close to the tree.
I am getting conflicting advice from tree surgeons and garden centres if the tree is safe, my survey report said take it out but they also listed many other plants to come out (I don’t think the surveyor was keen on gardens) . My garden books only gives information regarding size not location, it says the tree will grow 10 ft however I have seen other magnolia trees the same as mine in the area and they must be at least 20 ft.
Please can you help and give advice as I don’t want to cut it down unnecessarily.
Kind Regards Maria Stafford.