I'm looking at buying a house. There's a belt of trees on the south-west side, which is inside the property boundary but outside the fence.
The local council has a covenant on the property that says the trees are not to be removed ever but does permit periodic trimming, so its a glorified hedge.
What trees are these, and how could they impact my new home in the future? Do they drop leaves all year long and block up guttering?
- The area is known for cold antarctic winds from the south and southwest so this line of trees is a good thing for wind reduction.
- Latitude is around 43.6 south and an elevation of about 50 metres.
- Its in the South Island of New Zealand, in Canterbury.
- Trees are definitely evergreens not deciduous.
- Snow is rare but not impossible. These trees will have survived at least three snowfalls in 2010 (and none since)
- There appears to be a "dead" core visible in the aerial photo - Trees are definitely more than 9 years old and probably 15-30 years old.
All imagery is from Google maps or streetview and their licence applies.
Update The local Council has them listed as Macrocarpa trees.