Hi I’m trying to ascertain whether I’ll be doing any damage to my property by cutting a cherry tree down. The tree is approximately 5 meters from the house. I’m not sure of the soil type other than the area is known for its sand, postcode Lu72TY UK
Cutting it down won't cause any damage to your property, well, not unless it falls onto it while you're cutting it down. However, because it's an ornamental cherry tree and likely grafted, it would be best to remove the stump and major roots by boring them out rather than just poisoning the stump. If you're getting a professional to cut the tree down, ask them to bore the stump and roots out too - otherwise, you can hire a stump grinder, though they are not that easy to use. Cherry trees have a lot of surface roots, and often produce growth some feet away off the rootstock - this is much more likely to occur if the tree has been cut down.