I sort of went through this with a neighboring home sale once, purchaser
making stipulations on the purchase offer.
if a neighbor points out your tree is in poor health and a hazard to his
property and it then damages them or their property they can make you pay -
however, if this tree is a healthy tree that's been existing for some time
the neighbor is responsible for trimming to keep it away from his roof ...
not sure about the roots, but would think he would be responsible for his
old sewer line that probably needs replaced with PVC anyhow.
The neighbors sewer is old that is their problem. Your tree did not
cause it. A good pipe a tree will not damage. You should not have cut it
for that. Your neighbor could have just trimmed it off his house at his
expense. The cutting also should have been the neighbors expense. If the
tree was healthy your responsibility ends. If it was dead then yes you
are responsible. Next time dont be so nice.Make him pay for the stump
removal, he had no right to complain.
Didn't you write about this stump some time ago?
BTW, that's a small stump. You should have seen the one I had in my yard.
Two men could not even reach around the circumference of the tree stump.
It probably weighed as much as a truck or large car.
Professionals came and ground the stump.
When standing, the tree was about 3 to 4 stories tall.
Re-read and see that you're showing the pics to compare.
Normally the neighbor is within his rights to cut back branches that
overhang his property.
I'm not too sure what happens if he claims the roots are doing damage and
if you have to take care of it.
How about somebody from your town hall giving you an explanation?
It's hard to say anyway. Your neighbor could be a complaining kind of
person and the tree isn't doing any damage.
Seems as though Google has lots of advice:
a lawyer could
as to the issues, seems "neighbor law" applies, and varies from jurisdiction
the root invasion, if a reality, could have been repaired and the invading
roots stopped with bio barrier
branch invasion is generally the responsibility of the owner of the property
being invaded, but i don't hink it lends itself to
open and notorious use" such that the tree owner could gain ownership of the
"airspace" over the invaded property
the 1/3 or so size tree/hole in the pic you reference looks like it was at
the corner of a house, feet away from the foundation, not a good location
for a tree, if your tree was that near your house foundation, good idea it
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You beat me too it. I still fondly remember watching a stump arching
right over the roof of my parents summer home in Woiodside, California
circa 1943. That was sure the easy way to get them out, providing the
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3 cu ft shouldn't much of a problem. I assume you mean 3 ft cubed (27 cu ft).
Even assuming you've chopped the side / tap roots, that bad boy weighs well over
half a ton. You're either going to have to take it out in chunks, or find
someone with a flatbed and a lift (like you'd use for hauling big landscaping
As long as you've got a lot of it exposed, how about pouring some
charcoal lighter, kero or mineral spirits onto it, getting some hot dogs
and marshmallows for the kids to roast and burning it out?
Maybe a little dry scrap wood around it could help with the combustion
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knowing others who would suggest such a thing PRICELESS
the idea of cutting it into smaller pieces sounds like a winner, rent a mo
powerfuller chainsaw to do it quicker, unless you can swing getting a stump
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