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Is Your Neighbor's Tree A Problem?

               Tree Meets Fence 1 Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com 

                    Are the limbs hanging over the fence poking you in the eye when you mow?

                                    Pile of Leaves Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                                           Tired of raking your neighbor's tree leaves?

               Tree Meets Fence 2 Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                                           Have they broken through your fence?

                       Worse yet, are they hanging over your house and an imminent danger?

                              Tree Meets Fence 3 Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

                                      Has your neighbor's tree grown into your fence?

                      What rights are you giving up by doing nothing about the encroachment?

 

 

For the answers, see the informative article written by Stuart Lieberman by clicking on "When Your Neighbor's Tree Is on Your Property".

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Comment balloon 14 commentsLucky Lang • May 02 2007 12:41PM

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Wow...look at that iron rod fence literally imbedded into the tree!  How many years did that take?
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

Sally,

Depending upon the tree it can take anywhere from as little as 5 to as much as 20 as they grow at different paces.  We had a clothes line iron that got bolted to a tree that over 10 years looks like the tree has little arms.

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) over 11 years ago
My own tree was the troublemaker.  Dropped a big dead limb taller than me on our front porch.  Poor tree is gone now, and my yard is trying to get over the loss.
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 11 years ago

Sarah,

How much damage did it do to your porch?  I'm glad nobody was hurt! 

We had a black locust tree that was over 90' high and over 100 years old that a wind storm caught and snapped in two.  42' of it landed and formed an arc around our front porch.  Missed it completely!  We were very Lucky.

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) over 11 years ago
No damage except to the poor rhododendron bush that tried to catch it.  We didn't realize a third of this huge tree had died.  It was much too close to the house and I'm glad it sent us a "warning branch".
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 11 years ago
Great post! It's always good to have the most information possible when dealing with these situations. As i'm sure you know my old house on fulton court had several issues with not only my neighbors tree but my tree as well. Hopefully nobody has to go through any legal troubles with dealing with trees, but it's always good to know what you can do in case you do!
Posted by Lucky Lang, II (Personal Investor) over 11 years ago
I had no idea there were two of you!!
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 11 years ago

Sarah,

I'm sorry your bush receiving a crushing blow.  Is there permanent damage?  Rhododendrons are hearty plants so you should be okay. 

Yes, we named our son Lucky II so he could be lucky too! :)

Lucky :) 

 

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) over 11 years ago

Lucky II,

I had all of the problem trees cut down on your house before you bought it from me so you should be fine there as long as you keep up with the volunteer ones to the south.

As for the house you sold me on Fulton, I'll have to deal with those later.

Love, DAD

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) over 11 years ago
Lucky, those are some picutres. Did the neighbor help with the costs as they are required or did the homeowner have to take them to small claims court?
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 11 years ago

Gena,

I'm only aware of one situation were court action was required, and in it common sense ruled.  Judge common sense!  These situations should be handled between neighbors.  Most people don't know that their own insurance covers their property when their neighbors tree falls and does damage.  We must be aware of problems arising and give notice though or we could lose coverage.  Example: Neighbor's tree is rotting and hanging over my house.  I do nothing.  This could be determined by the insurance company as neglect.  Main lesson of this post is for everyone to be aware of their property and take action where necessary to protect it.

Thanks,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) over 11 years ago
Lucky, excellent answer! Now that becomes helpful to those reading. Very good...you taught some great lessons to a lot of people who may not know.
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 11 years ago

Gena,

Thanks for making me do gooder. (:))  (Hey, that smiley looks like I have a double chin)

Lucky :) 

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) over 11 years ago

In CA you might not be able to trim branches. The dispute over any tree related issues should be disclosed and carefully negotiated. A homeowner thinking of substantially cutting back an encroaching tree should be advised to consult an arborist beforehand. Even where there is no danger of seriously injury to a tree, cutting back a tree must be done carefully. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) 12 months ago

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