Tree damage runs into the millions

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Over £25million of damage has been caused to new homes by trees over the last six years, according to figures released by NHBC.

The UK’s leading warranty provider and standard setting body for new build homes is so concerned by the scale of the claims that it has today issued guidance to home owners advising them of the best practice when planting trees close to their homes.

The figures show that over £25million of claims were made by owners of new homes for damage to their property caused by trees between 2008 and 2013. Last year alone, NHBC paid out nearly £4million in claims following structural damage caused by trees.


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