I have a very large conifer in the front garden of my new house. Is it as risk of falling?
NoviceGardenOwner Posts: 31
I have recently moved into my first house. There exists a very large conifer in the front garden/driveway. I'm not sure what variety it is.
It does look quite nice and I like that it provides privacy. However, it is extremely tall - it is roughly the same height as the house.
My greatest fear is that in high winds this tree would fall and damage my house, the neighbours house, cars, or children (I live next to several primary schools). Is this likely?
Is there something I should do (or, most likely get somebody in to do on my behalf) to this tree? Should the top of it be taken off for instance to provide stability?
Thankfully my house faces east, so it doesn't block any light to my house at all. By the time the sun is high enough to get past the houses opposite the house, it is already last enough in the morning that the only thing the tree casts a shadow on it my neighbour's driveway.