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about the yard question

well i went out side this morning only to see a arborist looking at the tree thats causing all the twings and branches this is clearly on our side of the plot line.i am wondering how much of the tree she plans on cutting and why.its a beautiful tree and she knows i would be bull if she did anything to it...and it keeps on going!!!!!just needed to vent.

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Asked by snowmom974 at 9:11 AM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • You'll have to check what the law is in your area, I know there are certain circumstances when the tree can be trimmed without your permission (at least in our state), like if it's in the power lines or if the brances are against a building in your neighbors yard, the neighbor can actually bill you for any damage your tree does too (like ripping off gutters) so check and see what your rights are.

    Answer by INDIANAMOM at 9:19 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • ya there are no power lines.and i know she can cut to the plot line which is really going to look strange cause the branches are going to dart out about 2 ft then stop...

    Answer by snowmom974 at 9:23 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • What's her reasoning? Is your tree bothering her for some reason or is she just a "nice" neighbor? My sis in law had trouble when they came home from work the neighbors had cut down a tree on the property line and then had the stumps removed, so my sis in laws drive way started colapsing...the neighbor had to pay to repair it since they didn't even ask and did it behind my sis in laws back in the first was on the line & both property owners had to agree for it to be cut.

    Answer by INDIANAMOM at 9:48 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • I swear some people just really piss you off right? Trees are a part of our planet and it's probly older than your neighbor! Some people would rather cut the tree down than do a little yard work. If it weren't for trees our planet would be a vastly different place.

    Answer by GMR at 9:52 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • There ARE certian laws about. You'll have to check w/ your county. If it AT ALL endangers any houses, or could possibly lose limbs on the street where people walk/drive/ride bikes..then yes they can LEGALLY cut it back w/ out your permission.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:32 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Hopefully they'll just cut enough off, and not so much that it makes the tree look naked. It could help the tree if it has a bunch of dead limbs on it though.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:37 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

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