We like mimosa trees but this is in the wrong position. It is so large (and will increase greatly in size) that 1. it blocks the light in the front room of our house. 2 it blocks the light in our front garden 3. it sucks out the moisture from the soil in our front garden so plants do not thrive. 4. It lifts paving slabs (the pavement has been repaired recently for the third time because it causes a serious trip hazard) Before long there will be damage to our front wall. We would like you to replace it with a smaller tree.We would be very happy to pay for a smaller tree AND to pay for another Mimosa tree to be placed in a more appropriate location in Hackney. We fully support the ecological strategy of the council and have an electric car , solar hot water and solar electricity. The tree was planted around 10 years ago and is situated outside our house, The Cottage 110 Milton Grove N16 8QY.