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Tree letter (by Bonanza [NC]) Nov 20, 2022 8:11 AM
       Tree letter (by Richard [MI]) Nov 20, 2022 8:59 AM
       Tree letter (by plenty [MO]) Nov 20, 2022 9:08 AM
       Tree letter (by myob [GA]) Nov 20, 2022 11:12 AM
       Tree letter (by Allym [NJ]) Nov 20, 2022 11:21 AM
       Tree letter (by myob [GA]) Nov 20, 2022 4:51 PM
       Tree letter (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Nov 20, 2022 4:58 PM
       Tree letter (by Anon [TX]) Nov 20, 2022 5:51 PM
       Tree letter (by Allym [NJ]) Nov 21, 2022 10:54 AM
       Tree letter (by myob [GA]) Nov 21, 2022 3:34 PM

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Tree letter (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 8:11 AM
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Prompted by MYOB's tree dilemmas, does anyone have a letter they have sent to the neighbor requesting them to cut down a tree that is leaning toward your property? Would you cut and paste the verbiage in here? I know Robert J has sent out something. Did the neighbor comply or did they ignore it? Did the tree every fall on your property?

--65.188.xxx.xxx




Tree letter (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 8:59 AM
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Arguments over things like this are why lawyers get rich.

If only it was so easy that neighbors would be reasonable, But they are often not. Maybe one of the first things to do after discussing it and likely getting nowhere, is to send that letter to their insurance company, if you can find out which one it is and the insurance company MIGHT tell them to deal with it or cancel their policy. Sometimes, this MIGHT get some action. Sometimes. Even if it does, the neighbor will often then hate your guts and do everything to retaliate and make your life miserable.

There's never been a time when bad neighbors won't make trouble or be reasonable. --75.7.xx.xx




Tree letter (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 9:08 AM
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This is something to think about. Just this year I had to deal with it on two different rental properties. In one of these houses the owner is an out of town landlord. This owner is difficult to find or get ahold of. With layers of LLC and addresses. We have two houses where he owns the property next door. Anyways after talking with three tree services two of which would not do any cutting on someone else's property. The third tree service had a solution to cut without bring intrusive to others property rights. This is a good topic to be prepared for. --172.56.xx.xx




Tree letter (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 11:12 AM
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Bonanza and Richard.

1st the letter is just notice that there's a tree in the neighbors yard that is dangerous-- include a picture. The FIRST REASON for notifying the tree owner is simple-- and no -- you can't make them take it down. What the letter is for-- sent certified and signed for is to cover you when it does come down. What's the plan if it kills someone?

Owner will say gee we had no idea it was going to hit Bonanza's house -- and this is when you and your atty get rich-- well your honor he's the notice - signed for by so and so asking them to look and address the issue.

As with our tenants you must notify what the condition is and the action needed. same covers trees or any other dangerous condition caused by others.

The letter is simple: Dear so and so (sent to occupant of place also) we have noticed the tree located on your property that is a safety hazard to your property along with mine at ******** and such address. We ask that you have a professional evaluate the condition. We certainly don't want any property or person injured by a falling tree or debris.

Sign and dated and witnessed.

Richard the attys get rich because when you bring suit for over 12K it has to go to State or Superior court-- they require the owner or an atty. You can't have anyone else do it. Most owners don't know what to say. I say this; almost all courts let the winning party get the reimbursement of court and atty fees if you win. --108.239.xx.xx




Tree letter (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 11:21 AM
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Leaning toward? What kind of tree? One hundred foot oak? Or 20 foot apple tree? You got nothing. Get a tree guy on your dime to assess it. Based on his assessment, write your certified letter to the neighbor or don't. A sturdy little picket fence strategically placed, or chain link, can keep that tree from damaging something. What is in the way of the tree? Protect it with a fence. Neighbor's tree smashed into my porch in a random windstorm, probably small tornado, since it took the top of their tree and threw it at my porch and cellar door. A big old yew tree stopped that from smashing my porch windows. A chain link fence captured the rest of it. I had what was hanging up there taken down. Neighbors had branches dropping off of it so they opted to take down the rest to save themselves from having to saw up branches. --71.188.xx.xxx




Tree letter (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 4:51 PM
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Allym I don't know what to say to this post? Makes no sense to me but I did read it. Can anyone decipher this? --108.239.xx.xx




Tree letter (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 4:58 PM
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To me, the bad neighbor is the guy who moves in and then thinks he can get his new neighbors to start removing trees because he doesn't like them.

If you don't like the neighborhood trees, perhaps you should not have purchased the house next to the trees. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Tree letter (by Anon [TX]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 5:51 PM
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"Leaning toward? What kind of tree? One hundred foot oak? Or 20 foot apple tree? You got nothing."

Interpretation: Just because a tree is leaning is not sufficient information for a letter.

"Get a tree guy on your dime to assess it. Based on his assessment, write your certified letter to the neighbor or don't."

Interpretation: Get an expert opinion to back up your request before sending the letter.

"A sturdy little picket fence strategically placed, or chain link, can keep that tree from damaging something. What is in the way of the tree? Protect it with a fence. Neighbor's tree smashed into my porch in a random windstorm, probably small tornado, since it took the top of their tree and threw it at my porch and cellar door. A big old yew tree stopped that from smashing my porch windows. A chain link fence captured the rest of it."

Interpretation: Get the right protective barriers in the path where tree is likely to land. A chain link fence may be strong enough to keep the tree from causing some damage to other structures. Protective barriers saved Ally's property from a lot of damage.

"I had what was hanging up there taken down. Neighbors had branches dropping off of it so they opted to take down the rest to save themselves from having to saw up branches"

Interpretation: Ally had the fallen limbs removed from her chain link fence. The neighbors had the rest of the tree removed to avoid future problems with fallen limbs.

My independent confirmation of what Ally is saying: My neighbor's tree limb fell on my older chain link fence and their new and very badly constructed wood panel fence made of cheap boards. The chain link fence held up and deflected some of the weight of the limb. The new cheap board fence was smashed to smithereens.

Ally's point is to look up and around at your property and at your neighbors, and build structures defensively to protect your buildings, if possible.

--191.96.xx.xxx




Tree letter (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 10:54 AM
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Anon, thank you for simplifying my example/parable for MYOB. He has a lot of trouble with my posts usually. --71.188.xx.xxx




Tree letter (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 3:34 PM
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Alley when you say a picket fence or some obstruction to stop the tree that told me you've never seen a full size tree coming into the top of a house... A few yards ago a dead pine-- dead and only a few branches sticking out fall from the back yard of one of my homes. The tree was maybe 70ft tall and 20 ft behind the house-- totally dead and dried up. This is a single story house. The top part of the tree went through the roof and into the master bdrm. Back to front of the house-- sliced like a ripe tomato. Lucky the truck was stopped by the window header that was a triple 2x12. The truck was laying on the header and the top of the tree continued to slice the roof peek and came out the front slop of the roof. Friday afternoon it was tarped-- had 3 men-- myself and one son replace 3 roof trusses and 8 pieces of decking with new tar paper and shingles and finished Sunday around 4pm. Re-sheet rocked ceiling in master that was damaged and stippled.

Here's a laugh. The tenants daughter, when i got there, hops into the shower. The tree is teetering above and she's grabs a shower!!!!!!!!!! 15K to repair.

Gee Alley wish I had a picket fence for that one. I read what you post and sometimes can't believe what you write. That's my problem. --108.239.xx.xx



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