I had a bit of a shock when I came home today as the lovely big tree (that does block a lot of our view) was half chopped down.
As far as I knew, it had a TPO on it, so I immediately got on to the council. I got passed onto the tree officer who told me that he'd seen it last week and it had the same fungus that a tree in Birmingham had some years back and fell down killing 3 people and that over-rides any TPOs.
He thanked me for letting him know and said he wished there were more people like me
So I'm glad it was official and not some nasty neighbours. Yes, it's old and manky, but the birds love it.
As it happens there's actually 2 trees there and they are going to do some tidying of it.