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tree growing into concret (by Laker Lori [CA]) Feb 2, 2023 6:02 PM
       tree growing into concret (by Jim in O C [CA]) Feb 2, 2023 6:16 PM
       tree growing into concret (by Laker Lori [CA]) Feb 2, 2023 6:47 PM
       tree growing into concret (by Jim in O C [CA]) Feb 2, 2023 6:57 PM
       tree growing into concret (by plenty [MO]) Feb 2, 2023 7:01 PM
       tree growing into concret (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 2, 2023 9:23 PM
       tree growing into concret (by Jim in O C l [CA]) Feb 2, 2023 9:59 PM
       tree growing into concret (by Hoosier [IN]) Feb 3, 2023 12:01 AM
       tree growing into concret (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 3, 2023 9:29 AM
       tree growing into concret (by CGB [MI]) Feb 3, 2023 10:28 AM
       tree growing into concret (by MikeA [TX]) Feb 3, 2023 11:43 AM
       tree growing into concret (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 3, 2023 3:04 PM


tree growing into concret (by Laker Lori [CA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 6:02 PM
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Neighbor's avocado tree (which touches my fence) branches have grown under some of my concrete, which it has raised & broken in multiple places. It's probably getting into some pipes, too. {Tenant conveniently comments, "someone can trip on that & break their neck} I spoke to the neighbor/"tenant" today. He took my name & #, SAID he'd have the owner call me. Still waiting. If i have the ground branches cut & cement repaired, wouldn't they just grow back? I'd rather the tenant remove the tree entirely. Any suggestions/ things I need to consider?

--54.183.xx.xx




tree growing into concret (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 6:16 PM
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Put everything in writing with a proof of mailing. My neighbors ficus root traveled 74 feet under my slab and did damaged to my home. His insurance paid $74,000.00

to repair the damage. We both had the same excellent insurance company.

If it would have been my ficus I donít know if my company would have covered it. --99.23.xxx.x




tree growing into concret (by Laker Lori [CA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 6:47 PM
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Assuming the owner blows me off & I'm forced to get a mailing address from city records.... What do you think I should write in the letter? Ask the owner to have the tree removed? Pay for my side branch removal & concrete repair? I am guessing that if I keep getting ignored, I need to eventually take action on my own. What should that be? --54.183.xx.xx




tree growing into concret (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 6:57 PM
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Get an opinion from a licensed arborist what is the recommended procedure to be taken. My arborist recommended total removal of the ficus and roots. --99.23.xxx.x




tree growing into concret (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 7:01 PM
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Agree with Jim, prepare as if you are in court. Document. Follow thru. Action. Record. Do everything you can do. --172.56.xx.xx




tree growing into concret (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 9:23 PM
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I have had these tree and root problems with neighbors and also my city with their trees.

The first sign of root intrusion raising my concrete (driveway, sidewalk, walkway or foundation -- I write a letter that is PUTTING THEM ON NOTICE! That if they ignore the situation or refuse to give me permission to remove the root (regardless if is harms their tree or not), They will be held responsible.

Then I get a professional to give me a letter telling me how fast the roots grown and how long before the damage is so great that I'll have to replace my concrete.

Then I'll have my attorney send them a demand bill for a tree service to dig up my side of the boundary and remove the roots.

In one case the neighbor said if I so much as touch his tree ( on his side) he would shoot me. I then filed a police report.

Then I began to stock some supplies on my driveway so the neighbor asked what I was doing. I said the I'm going to cur the roots on my side that are going under the driveway. TO try to insure after the roots car cut that your tree won't fall onto your house, I'm running some cable to hold the tree from falling. But I'm not sure if I did the math right. There's a 50% chance that you will be homeless by sometimes next month.

A week later he had his tree trimmed down to 1/3 the height. I then dug down and cut the roots, then sealing the root ends so it shouldn't shock the tree too much. --47.149.xxx.x




tree growing into concret (by Jim in O C l [CA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 9:59 PM
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When I had my root problem I learned if I do any cutting on my side causing tree damage I am responsible. Proceed with caution. The old adage that you can cut anything on your side comes with exceptions! --99.23.xxx.x




tree growing into concret (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 12:01 AM
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Always good to first try to work with the neighbor. BUT, if they are uncooperative, one option would be to cut the roots, then shovel down and install a metal or plastic plate 6" deep or so...this will deter the roots from growing back through that area. Put dirt back over the area and re-seed. --99.92.xxx.xxx




tree growing into concret (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 9:29 AM
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Find out how your state tackles property lines. Here in Pa, a property line isn't just on the ground but it reaches up in the air and below the ground.

So even if the tree is clearly on the neighbor's property, the roots could be on your side of the line - thus becoming your roots.

Think of it this way - when leaves fall off of that tree and fall into your yard - whose leaves are they at that point? Would the neighbor ever come over and rake those leaves up in your yard?

Now messing with a strong root system may end up killing the tree - so it is always best to try to cooperate with the neighbors to the best of your ability. You are in Callie - so that might not possible. --24.101.xxx.xxx




tree growing into concret (by CGB [MI]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 10:28 AM
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I had the exact problem with a sidewalk I was responsible for "maintaining" with a municipality owned tree in the easement. I complained to the city after being forced to replace the sidewalk at my expense due to the root damage. Their response was we are not responsible for maintaining the sidewalk and we are not removing the tree. I was young and naive at the time. About 7 years later, the city forced me to replace the sidewalk a second time at my expense, despite them being put on notice, in writing of the damage. Sure, I could have sued them, but the following winter, the tree "mysteriously" died and the city removed it at their expense. --99.9.xxx.xxx




tree growing into concret (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 11:43 AM
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Drive a rod down every foot along the concrete and fill the hole with salt (or you can use a herbicide). It will kill the tree roots. --209.205.xxx.xx




tree growing into concret (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 3:04 PM
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[[[[[...... I'd rather the tenant remove the tree entirely.....]]]]

The tenant had better not remove the tree entirely. If he does, he will be billed for the damage, which would be many thousands of dollars for an avocado tree.

General rule of thumb, you can remove branches that hang over onto your property but only to the point that you don't damage the tree. I would assume that also applied to roots, so you could cut a few of the roots and remove them where they reach the concrete, but I suggest that you cut the minimum number of roots and only in the exact place where they are causing problems.

Put some of that root killer down the sewer lines and it will only kill the roots that are causing the problem. --76.178.xxx.xxx





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