Whether the tree was accidentally knocked own, or on purpose, was not
If the power company ever comes to trim my two trees, I'll ask if they can
get rid of most of them. They are a liability. Last winter branch fell with
end on fire.
Many years ago before I moved in, I understand they cleared many pine trees
right near the power lines, on my hill. Not stumps are visible.
I was wondering how she would have found this forum, given that Usenet is
all but extinct and Google Groups is not easily found by most people. On
the other hand, what if she is legit? Does it pain anyone to offer helpful
Did you is the first line of her original post?
"Hello everyone. My husband used to post here, before he passed several
years ago. I used to enjoy reading this forum along side of him in the
I'm not as old as the OP, but I'm getting up there,sort of. I read this NG
cuz sometimes I actually learn something. lol. My husband died in his mid-
40s and I've been doing stuff around the house since then. Except lately I
have some physical limitations that I sure hope get better.
On Monday, October 15, 2012 11:41:40 AM UTC-4, Jan Taylor wrote:
I would talk to my homeowner's insurance agent. Cleanup may be covered, but having a claim on your record for what sounds like a fairly small cost may not be economical. I don't believe cleanup would be your neighbor's obligation because it doesn't sound like he breached any legal duty that would have prevented or diminished the mess. Your state's or city's law may say otherwise, though. Although the trees grow on his property, the storm -- a classic act of God for insurance purposes -- caused the damage (the mess).
To put the analysis in perspective, could your neighbor legitimately expect you to rake leaves out of his yard that fell off your tree? The only difference in the two situations is one of degree.
I hope another neighbor or charitable organization is willing to help you out. Good luck.
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