In general, you can trim the branchs back to the property line as long
as you don't destroy the tree in the process. Unless the tree is an
obvious danger due to rot, damage, etc, in most places in the US the
neighbor isn't legally obligated to trim it if its just branches
extending over the property line.
Jeesh, the whole deal wasn't worth writing about in the first place. A
pruning saw on a pole will take branches off pretty quick, at least to
the point that they won't poke anyone walking beneath. If the funds are
available a professional arborist can prune the tree, shape it, take out
bad wood and make it look gorgeous. Also helps the lawn. That could be
a joint effort and make for a positive neighborly relationship - well
Look smart-ass, that won't solve the problem! The limbs are about 40'
long and are growing DOWNWARD. The entire limb(s) ( I just counted 5 of
them), which are about 30' UP need to be cut off.
The tree needs to be pruned correctly, PERIOD. I suppose your "home
improvements" are done half assed, huh?
BTW, standing on a ladder, with a chainsaw on a lawn, is about the
stupidest, unsafe thing I've ever heard of, idiot!
Maybe years of therapy and strong medications will solve YOUR problem. Maybe
Stop whining, asswipe. Everybody here is already quite tired of your incessant
wailing. You really are a helpless mess. If you need the tree "pruned correctly"
in the approved anal retentive manner that is so important to you, just shut
your stupid pie hole and hire somebody already. Leave us out of it.
I knew you couldn't help yourself, hilljack......LMAO!
If you have pinned up frustrations, why don't you take it out on your
gay lover, "Mys Terry".
It's 10:47 EST on a Sat night, shouldn't you be working, drag-queen?
So, using the terms "stop whining", "cry-eye", "sheesh" "asswipe",
"incessant wailing", "a helpless mess", "anal retentive", "shut your
stupid pie hole", etc, in a response is only annoying advice?
Do you think "Mys Terry" AKA "Drag-queen" would speak to someone like
that in person, say - at a Home Depot? Of course not.
I didn't speak to "Mys Terry" AKA "Drag-queen" like that and I don't
deserve being spoken to like that for asking a legitimate question.
"Mys Terry" AKA "Drag-queen" is just another typical smart-ass on
USENET that feels the need to try and belittle a person behind the
anonymity of their keyboard. Something they would never do in person,
face to face, because they would get a beat-down.
On top of that, her / he-shes, advice was stupid and unsafe, as written
below. Hell, a 5 yr old knows not to stand on an unstable ladder with a
And, after speaking to my neighbor on Sunday, she said it is her tree
and she will have it taken care of. So for the 3? naysayers in this
thread put that in your pipe and smoke it. God forbid if a neighbors
150' tall 5 ft' in diameter oaktree ever breaks in half and blocks your
driveway and the insurance company tells you they aren't paying for it
because it was an act of god.
Don't forget to oil that chainsaw.
Also, mm, I wasn't going to post to this thread again but since you
seemed to want to add fuel to a fire thats been out for 3 days, what
the hell. : )
You're mixing words used before the post of yours that I replied to
with words that came afterwards. Any of the vulgar ones in your list
came after the post of yours that I replied to. You started it with
And you, would you call someone at Home Depot "smart-ass"?
You called him "smart-ass", jackass.
You may have learned words like this when you were a rebellious
12-year old, but if you own a house, you're old enough to cut it out,
especially in places like this where almost no one uses such language
until the other guy does.
From you! If you ask me, you should be more worried that you forget
you don't have a monitor in front of you when you call someone
dumb-ass. You may get the beat-down.
You don't read very well either. He didn't say you should use a
chainsaw with the ladder. He just said you should get a ladder. You
don't know he was talking about a chainsaw. I figured he meant a
And why should it be unstable. People set up their ladders so they
are stable. Don't know about you, but I know where to borrow a 15 or
20 foot step ladder. With 4 legs.
If a healthy tree falls in a storm, it is an "act of God", whether God
did it or not. Read your policy.
If a sick or old tree that should have been trimmed or cut down, by
arborist statndards, falls and damages a neighbor's property, the
owner of the tree is liable, and his insurance company has to to pay
the injured property.
This has been the law for hundreds of years.
That's what people do. They cut up the tree and give it away for
No one had posted, but I did when I saw your reply. I don't check
this list every day, and certainly not so far up as this is now.
If someone said "stop whining" you "cry-eye" and prune the tree,
"sheesh". Yep I sure would. And that's probably not all I would say.
Are you a 12 yr old? That's 2 insults from you now, one in your last
post. And the he-she STARTED with the insults. Read the thread.
Once again, the drag-queen started with the insults.
Never called the he-she a "dumbass".
Oh, another insult. That's 3. What are you 12? I believe in a direct
response to you I stated I have a small oak, which I kept pruned with
my chainsaw. Which would lead me to believe to use what I have, a
On a LAWN. 3" thick St Augustine, 3" of top soil below that, and then
sand. Don't think a ladder would be to stable on that.
Where did I say anything about damage? I said blocking your driveway,
which the insurance will not pay for.
Not in Fla, especially afer all of the hurricanes we have had in the
past 2 yrs. Wood / trees were piled in yards and streets 8 month after
the 3 canes hit my area in 2004. FEMA at it's best.
And you just had to drudge it up huh. Apparently those "vulgar" words
don't seem to bother you too much since YOU keep bringing the thread
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