What Do I Do Now?
I had an arborist come out and trim some of the branches in the girth of the tree, as well as some upper limbs that were broken during an ice storm about 4 years ago.
If half of the tree trunk is contained on your property and the other half is on your neighbor’s side, you can still trim the branches that hang over into your yard, however you can’t cut it down without your neighbor’s permission since you share ownership of it. Once you've received a warning, you’ll have to cut the grass, or the city will cut it and send you the bill for the service.
You may also need to pay a fine if it happens more than once during. If your neighbor or someone else cuts down, removes, or hurts a tree on your property without your permission, that person is required to compensate you (the tree owner) for your loss.
If necessary, you can sue to enforce your rights. Here's the lowdown on what you must prove to recover for a damaged or destroyed tree, and how much money you can recover.
One thing you can do is get high up in the tree if possible and cut away a branch to inspect the interior of the limb.
You’re looking for any signs of life, such as green tissue under the bark. You could also simply use your fingernail to scrape away a small layer of bark to see if you see green beneath.
In some localities, if you don't shovel within a specified time after the snow stops falling, a neighbor can report you, and you could receive a warning or fine.
Nov 23, You can help to reduce the demand for fossil fuels, which in turn reduces global warming, by using energy more wisely. Here are 10 simple actions you can take to help reduce global warming. Nov 02, In addition, if your neighbor gives you a warning about a tree or portion of a tree that they feel is a hazard or files a complaint with the town about a tree on your property that they believe to be a hazard, if you do nothing to address this concern and any portion of the tree falls on the neighbor’s property, you may be liable for any.