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Neighbor's tree

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by lpg000, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. lpg000

    lpg000 New Member

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    I live in a townhouse and I have an issue with a very large tree in my neighbors backyard. The tree sits at the edge of their property yet the majority of the tree flows over my deck. Basically, I am unable to use my deck because the tree is constantly dropping thousands of "tree things". It starts in the spring with long, brown, fuzzy, worm like droppings that basically cover my deck and furniture. Once I've survived those, it moves onto the phase of dropping hundreds of baby acorns onto my deck which make it impossible to even step out the door in my bare feet. I've tried using brooms and leaf blowers to clear the deck but the little nuts get stuck in the groves of the wood. Now that we're into the fall season, I'm dreading the amount of leaves that I will deal with next. Is there anything I can do??
     
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  2. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    You could talk to the neighbor and see if they will address the issue. If not, trim back whatever encroaches into your property.
     
  3. PowerPlay

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    The actual tree might be on common area vs your neighbor's property. I would call the HOA and have them check it out.
     
  4. lpg000

    lpg000 New Member

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    Thanks, I think I will call them today and see what they can do.
     
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  5. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    If my neighbor's tree branches hang over my yard, can I trim them?
    Yes. By law, you have the right to trim branches and limbs that extend past the property line. However, the law only allows tree trimming and tree cutting up to the property line. You may not go onto the neighbor's property or destroy the tree. If you do harm the tree, you could be found liable for up to three times the value of the tree. Most trees have a replacement value of between $500 and $2500. Some, that are considered ornamental or landmark trees, can have an astonishing value of between $20,000 and $60,000. So use extreme caution when tree trimming!

    The tree you are talking about here is an Oak tree that is very common. And in this case, you have to talk to your neighbor. It may be hard, but you need to make the effort. I would document everything and make a couple attempts. And I would get estimates from a tree service companies and show the neighbor...and of course pay for it yourself if they refuse to address the issue. In this case, you need to take the higher ground and act like a reasonable neighbor.

    Good luck.
     
  6. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    If they are as problematic as you say... I would just cut the b!tch at my property line and tell them to go pound sand!
    But, hey, that is just me. :hater:
     
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  7. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Wow, how did that tree get past the home inspector when you bought only four months ago? Seems pretty obvious...
     
  8. PowerPlay

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    I think she meant last May, as in May 2013
     
  9. lpg000

    lpg000 New Member

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    It was last May.
     
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