RUN AWAY!!! The Fremont home that I bought for a song has a fairly large tree in the deep corner of the lot, so fairly far away from the house. But guess what? The roots from the monster ruined the concrete patio by buckling it. The roots went that far, so 15-20 ft is not that far for roots from your huge tree to possibly impact your foundation and various sewer lines. Something to seriously look into and consider if really worth it…
Yes, but you need to prove it to the city/county using arborist report. Once you do that,Redwood tree becomes an asset, you stand to gain at least $25000 !
You also note that cutting down a big tree costs a lot+Insurance. You need to find right company to get it down.
I had cut down two big tree (not redwood) in the past, appx 50 feet. One branch spoiled neighbors shared fence which I fixed at $200. Another branch hit my home window, hmmm costed bit high, fixed by replacing double pane retrofit.
My case was a relatively easy fix (since the tree was pretty far away from the main house that I think I am ok. I bought it since it was a cheap house. Yours may not be and again if the tree is huge and fairly close to the main house, it is something to look into or have someone look into. Not only might you not get the ok to remove the tree but it sounds like it would be very expensive to do that.
Let’s not mention the possibility that the tree itself or limbs could fall on your lovely home. The constant clean-up of your roof and gutters to make sure pathways are clear for rain water. If those roots start impacting your foundation or any brick work, man, that is going to get expensive. Keep the trees where they belong, in the parks!!!
If it causes problems to your house, you can cut it down (with proper permits). General maintenance costs money, but surely it is minuscule compared to the price of the home. I would consider a big tree in a completely different category from “busy street” and “power lines”. Drive through palo alto, los altos, portola valley, etc – lots of big trees. Doesn’t seem to be hurting the real estate prices…
It may not, but it will ruin your back yard and eventually your foundation. .Redwoods should not be on typical suburban lots. …They are messy, kill every thing under them, create permanent shade, drip red drops on everthing and could be widow maker in a storm. .