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Dear [Name or House Number],

I am writing to let you know that the trees in the back of your garden are causing [describe the problem].

Could you please let me know if any of the trees are, to your knowledge, protected by a preservation order. If they are not, I’d like to ask for maintenance to be carried out to reduce the height of the [trees/bushes].

I have been informed that if you don’t take action, I can complain to the local authority, as I believe the height of the [trees/bushes] breaches their regulations.

Therefore, unless they are protected, can you please take appropriate action to reduce the height of your [trees/bushes] as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you within the next 14 days.

Should you refuse my request, I shall refer the matter to the local authority who may then issue you with a formal notice setting out what must be done and by when.

Yours sincerely,

[Your Name]

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