How much does it cost to remove a Leylandii hedge?

Most people have Leylandii removed when they become too tall to cut every year and whilst there are a number of individual factors which can affect the cost, a good average figure to work to is somewhere between £500-£1,000 to have the trees taken out but, it could be a lot more than that.

How deep are the roots of Leylandii?

For example, leylandii hedges that grow to about 4 or 5 metres high will have a root system that runs 2 or 3 metres deep.

Do I need permission to remove Leylandii?

In most cases, you do not need permission to plant a hedge on your property but you are responsible for looking after the hedge. If part of the Leylandii hedge grows over the boundary (foliage or roots), owners of the neighbouring property have the right to cut it back to the boundary.

What is the law on Leylandii hedges?

Leylandii trees should be grown no taller than 2m in height. That being said, if a hedge is below that height and still being a nuisance to neighbours, they are within their rights to report to the council who will ultimately decide the acceptable height.

What can I do with overgrown Leylandii?

You can trim the height of it as low as you like as long as you still have green shoots on the side of the hedge. If the Leylandii trees are too over-grown or have lost foliage near the ground, it is better to dig them out and start again (see below).

What are the problems with Leylandii?

But leylandii have been at the centre of thousands of disputes between neighbours, sometimes involving violence. They can lead to lack of light, restricted views and even damage in neighbouring gardens, but still 300,000 leylandii are sold each year.

How do you deal with overgrown Leylandii?

How do you reduce the height of a Leylandii hedge?

The best way to reduce the height of a Leylandii is through regular pruning. We recommend that you prune your Leylandii hedge two-three times a year. Cutting off enough ensures that the height remains short within legal limits and you will not face any problems.

Can my Neighbour cut the top of my hedge?

If you own the tree or hedge Your neighbour can cut any branches that are overhanging into their garden as long as they only remove the bits on their side of the boundary. If they want you to cut your tree or hedge just because they don’t like the way it looks, it’s up to you whether you do the work.

Why has my Leylandii hedge going brown?

When Leylandii are too dry or too wet, their needles start to turn yellow and then brown. This will mean your Leylandii cannot get enough water to the foliage and they will look like they are suffering from drought when they are actually too wet.

What is the lifespan of Leylandii?

How long do Leylandii live? Some of the earliest Leylandii planted in the UK in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s are still alive and growing, so the answer is over 100 years, but nobody knows how long they will live for eventually.

Is it OK to remove leylandii hedge from garden?

Between my neighbour’s garden and my garden is a large leylandii hedge and I would love to remove it and grow native hedging (if I can persuade my neighbours that it would be a good idea – they are always complaining about the state of their lawn!).

When do I cut of the tops of my leylandii trees?

When do I cut of the tops of my Leylandii trees? Leave the tops of the Leylandii trees until they get to within 6 inches (15cm) of the height you want your hedge to be, then trim them off. This will allow them to branch out to form the top of the hedge. You can do this at any time of the year. How long will it take to form a good, dense hedge?

What’s the best way to remove leylandii roots?

Normally leylandii roots tend to spread rather than have a tap root that goes straight down. However, roots tend to grow wherever they can get water and nutrients, so they could, in theory, have gone anywhere. For total and quick root removal you’d ideally want to get a stump grinder in, but that could be costly.

Why are my leylandii plants dying in the ground?

Plants in my established Leylandii hedge are dying out one by one. The problem is moving along the hedge each year. This could be caused by lack of water or by a soil-borne fungus such as Honeyfungus. Honeyfungus will attack most plants including Leylandii and spreads through the soil by black bootlace structures called rhizomes.