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Cutting Down Pine Trees

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:23pm
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Cpop

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I have some pine trees in my garden that have now grown way past the overhead power cables, and I am concerned that in high winds the line may be bought down. I have bern to the Iberdrola office, and they said they will send a technician out to see the trees in question. All good there then.

I have been to the Town Hall to enquire as to permission needed to have other trees cut down. I saw the Local Police officer that is on the reception. I explained to him what I wanted (i wrote it out in Spanish on my phone). He went behind the desk and made a call to someone in the Town Hall

Call ended, he told me that as the trees were on my property, I could cut them down without any problem. Nothing was given in writing and I do not know who the officer spoke to on the phone.

But now, after reading many posts on the CB forums and FaceBook about the protection offered to pine trees in Crevillente, I am a little doubtful of what I was told. I really don't want to have them cut down and then find I needed something in writing to allow this, and so could face a hefty fine for not having this permission in writing.

Is there a particular person or department in the Town Hall that I should talk to directly? I have a tree surgeon coming on Tuesday to look at my trees and give me his advice on having them removed.

Maybe I am over worrying about this, but I would like to be certain. Thanks in advance for your replies.

Ian Mc

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:14pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:14pm

Cpop wrote on Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:23pm:

I have some pine trees in my garden that have now grown way past the overhead power cables, and I am concerned that in high winds the line may be bought down. I have bern to the Iberdrola office, and they said they will send a technician out to see the trees in question. All good there then.

I have been to the Town Hall to enquire as to permission needed to have other trees cut down. I saw the Local Police officer that is on the reception. I explained to him what I wanted (i wrote it out in Spanish on my phone). He went behind the desk and made a call to someone in the Town Hall...

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Call ended, he told me that as the trees were on my property, I could cut them down without any problem. Nothing was given in writing and I do not know who the officer spoke to on the phone.

But now, after reading many posts on the CB forums and FaceBook about the protection offered to pine trees in Crevillente, I am a little doubtful of what I was told. I really don't want to have them cut down and then find I needed something in writing to allow this, and so could face a hefty fine for not having this permission in writing.

Is there a particular person or department in the Town Hall that I should talk to directly? I have a tree surgeon coming on Tuesday to look at my trees and give me his advice on having them removed.

Maybe I am over worrying about this, but I would like to be certain. Thanks in advance for your replies.

We had three pine trees cut down, two of which were quite substantial. Last year we had two lots of prossessionary caterpillars in them, and the pines made a dreadful mess. I would just crack on and get the trees cut down. Plant some deciduous trees or fruit trees in their place.

Cpop

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:37pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:37pm

Thanks Ian. Went back to the Town Hall again today and told the same thing, in that I can cut them down. I do have another 10 pine trees in what I call my meadow, but fhey are not a problem. I had them sprayed against caterpillars last October and none appearred.

Looking forward to not sweeping up the needles, and having more light in the house. Checked, and there is nothing nesting in any of them. 

Sad to have to cut them down, but fruit trees will be planted (a bit further back from the house) to replace them.

Ian Mc

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:46am

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Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:46am

Cpop wrote on Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:37pm:

Thanks Ian. Went back to the Town Hall again today and told the same thing, in that I can cut them down. I do have another 10 pine trees in what I call my meadow, but fhey are not a problem. I had them sprayed against caterpillars last October and none appearred.

Looking forward to not sweeping up the needles, and having more light in the house. Checked, and there is nothing nesting in any of them. ...

...

Sad to have to cut them down, but fruit trees will be planted (a bit further back from the house) to replace them.

Good stuff, sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns!

Cpop

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:21am

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Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:21am

After my 2nd visit to the Ayuntamiento, I still wasn't 100% comfortable with what I was told, so I sent an email for the attention of the enviroment department about this.

I have just had a visit from a uniformed officer of  Crevillente Medioambiente, who had a look at my trees, and said there was no problem with them being removed. 

Very nice officer, very friendly and helpful (despite the language barrier) and I am now totally happy that the felling can go ahead.

pien

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:09pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:09pm

Cpop wrote on Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:21am:

After my 2nd visit to the Ayuntamiento, I still wasn't 100% comfortable with what I was told, so I sent an email for the attention of the enviroment department about this.

I have just had a visit from a uniformed officer of  Crevillente Medioambiente, who had a look at my trees, and said there was no problem with them being removed. ...

...

Very nice officer, very friendly and helpful (despite the language barrier) and I am now totally happy that the felling can go ahead.

Goodmorning,

We also do have a problem with the pine trees on our property. Three of them are getting totaly brown and losing all colour and needles.  Could you please  pass the name of the tree surgeon you consulted and as well the the email address of the person you contacted at the municipality.  This would be helpfull .

Thanks in advance

Pien

Ian Mc

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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:39pm

pien wrote on Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:09pm:

Goodmorning,

We also do have a problem with the pine trees on our property. Three of them are getting totaly brown and losing all colour and needles.  Could you please  pass the name of the tree surgeon you consulted and as well the the email address of the person you contacted at the municipality....

...  This would be helpfull .

Thanks in advance

Pien

The guy we used was a Spanish chap called Basil on 662448565. I wouldn't exactly call him a tree surgeon but he seems to know his stuff. A bit rough and ready, but we've used him three times. If you go ahead with him, make sure you haggle on price. Each time we have got him down by a considerable margin.

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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:03pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:03pm

I emailed the crevillent town hall at [email protected] and marked the e-mail "For the attention of the Medio Ambiente Department".

I wrote my message in Spanish (Google Translate) explaining my position, and a few photos of the trees concerned. 

After seeing a few recommendations on here, I contacted Matt Dread of MJ Gardening. Really nice bloke, knows what he is doing (I watched his videos of cutting trees), and his quote was comprehensive. 

No doubt I could have got someone in cheaper, but with the trees being so close to my house, why would I risk having just anybody in?

Good luck with the town hall and with Matt.

pien

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:51pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:51pm

Ian Mc wrote on Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:39pm:

The guy we used was a Spanish chap called Basil on 662448565. I wouldn't exactly call him a tree surgeon but he seems to know his stuff. A bit rough and ready, but we've used him three times. If you go ahead with him, make sure you haggle on price. Each time we have got him down by a conside...

...rable margin.

Thank you   for the name and advice

Pien

pien

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:52pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:52pm

Cpop wrote on Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:03pm:

I emailed the crevillent town hall at [email protected] and marked the e-mail "For the attention of the Medio Ambiente Department".

I wrote my message in Spanish (Google Translate) explaining my position, and a few photos of the trees concerned. 

After seeing a few recommendations on here, I contacted Matt Dread of MJ Gardening. Really nice bloke, knows what he is doing (I watched his videos of cutting trees), and his quote was comprehensive. 

No doubt I could have got someone in cheaper, but with the trees being so close to my house, why would I risk having just anybody in?

Good luck with the town hall and with Matt.

Thank you 

Pien

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