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We spend an inordinate amount of time cleaning up after my neighbor's 3 cherry blossom trees. Do you think they should offer to help us sometimes?


Asked by Gaily.Daily at 11:53 AM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • No. I'm sure they have plenty to clean up on their own lawn. Everyone needs to take care of their own lawn. Enjoy the beauty of those trees.

    Answer by mompam at 11:58 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Nope. It's not their fault that their cherry blossom tree goes all over the place and it's not their yard that it's falling into. You don't have to clean up after it either, it'll make great fertilizer for the grass.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:55 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • It's not unreasonable to ask them to make sure no branches are encroaching into your yard, though. We had three huge flowering plums on our fencelines that were spreading over. Our neighbor helped us remove one and we're thinning the other two.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:12 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • yeah, its called team work if all of you pitch in it will go way faster too

    Answer by martinsmom2008 at 12:36 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • if it goes in your yard it's typically by law, your problem. You could invest in a fence to keep some of the debris out, but it won't stop it all.
    Sure you can ask your neighbors to help, but they don't have to and there is typically nothing you can do really to make them (unless your community has specific laws stating otherwise, and few do).

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:39 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • It would be nice.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:01 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Sure. They are their trees after all.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:59 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • nope, its mother natures fault... deal

    Answer by asil at 7:43 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I agree with the others. They do not need to help you clean it up. Stinks, I am sure but not much you can do about it.

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:31 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • It would be nice of them to offer, but I don't think it's an obligation. They shouldn't have branches hanging over the property line though, if they can help it, and they should offer to help you remove those.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 11:17 AM on Apr. 30, 2011