It won't work, we were all next door at the other neighbor's party.
But I do cut their branches now and then :-/
"Painting is the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing
them to the critics."
I'm sure you can.
Can, being defined as thephysical ability to do something. However, this
action may be illegal. You may be arrested, and charged. You might also be
liable for damages. The tree guy may demand payment from you, and then you
can get reimbursed from the neighbor. You may not ever get reimbursed from
Christopher A. Young
"John" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Best to come to an accord with your neighbor without resorting to law.
However, if you must, you should check out:
Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise
Also, your local laws may differ.
John .. give it up and enjoy the experience.
Neighbors who start this type of discussion are likely the ones who
don't do squat on their own property. You are not one of those are you?
Enjoy the tree and the beauty.
Like I stated. It is more of a problem to the mother-in-law who has to deal
with it directly. For now I will continue to remove them as she directs
until the snow arrives when it will all be over until next year. This was
more of a hypothetical query than anything. I am happy that so many found
this thread entertaining and compelled to respond.
I will continue to drive 50 miles just to rake leaves thank you very much.
Maybe I will leave her a laptop and this thread to continue on her own. She
will most likely be around to rake the leaves from atop my final resting
My neighbors trees hang over to my property too. I cut all branches
that get in my way during mowing. The trees on my property get cut
all the way back to the trunk. The trees on any neighbor's property
get cut back to the property line (or plane). I know that some local
governments (or associations) require permission to cut any tree, on
your property or not. Rake your leaves once a week, make a compost
pile. If you hate raking, a backpack blower may make your life a
little easier. In any event, not good idea to piss off a neighbor.
Actually I am trying to get the ol' lady to stop some of the yard work she
does. Many times I have arrived to see her gathering branches and dragging
them to the other side of the yard. There will come a time when we will be
there 24/7 to see that she behaves herself bless her soul.
AT the risk of starting another flaming long thread, I can't help but
wonder what the issue is with the old lady doing some yard work? My
grandfather and grandmother raked leaves and took care of a large
property that they lived on well into their 80s. Ronald Regan was
chopping wood, clearing brush, and building fences into his 80s as
well. It's widely recognized that regular excercise is good for
anyone, as long as they don't over do it. If your big leaf problem
with the neighbor is an area 100 X 30 and a little old lady raked a
bit of it each day, she'd get some excercise and the leaf problem goes
Does she have some medical problem that a Dr says makes modest
excercise unhealthy? Or is you wanting her to stop doing yard work
just a control issue?
You've got it. The OP is a total OCD nutcase, and instead of doing anything
useful about the problem, he comes here and whines. He wants everyone to
tell him that his neighbor is wrong and "must" do something about the trees.
The trees aren't the problem, the OP is. All he has to do is hire a kid to
rake the leaves if his MIL is not able to do so herself. No, instead he
drives 50 miles so he can rake leaves every hour. He's a complete loon. Just
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