hi this is a hypothetical question because we all know its illegal, but..... Supposing there was a tree that was blocking out all your light, more and more year after year, until it was about after high and shading your entire garden (almost) it is a beech or something. short of an axe or chainsaw (too obvious to the local tree huggers) what other potential "health hazards" are there for trees like this? i have heard of ring barking them, or using copper nails. how long does this take. any help would be appreciated.