What are problem trees?

Often large established trees exist when building DPU’s in client’s backyards. These trees can either be in the owners garden, in which case they can usually be removed or managed appropriately but often they are in a neighbours garden, ruling out removing the tree.

If a tree cannot be removed when it is in close proximity to a proposed unit much deeper footings will need to be installed. Depending on the soil classification the footings may need to be designed by a structural engineer.