JK Rowling angers neighbours due to road closure to trim her 30ft leylandii trees

JK Rowling attending a premiere
JK Rowling has caused a storm after carrying out work to trim her leylandii trees that caused the road outside her home to be partially closed off (Image credit: Getty Images)

JK Rowling has attracted criticism after carrying out work to cut down her giant leylandii trees outside her Edinburgh home that were posing a hazard.

The 30ft leylandii trees outside the Harry Potter author's 17th-Century mansion were ordered to be cut down by Edinburgh Council after they were found to be blocking the street lamps and overhanging the pavement.

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