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  • Ground shrinkage often resulting from cutting down trees rooted in clay soil following very dry weather causing shrinkage or ground movement - shallow footings or defective footings are most at risk.
  • Any structure built on such ground is likely to suffer cracking initially and if left, water ingress and ultimately potential collapse.
  • Even if there is no risk of shrinkage, permission is required to cut down some trees via a Tree Protection Order.

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Published: 29 September 2015 Last Updated: 17 November 2021