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I wish there was help but it’s doubtful there is! We are in a similar situation, very large trees including a huge pine tree in the backyard behind our house, they hang over into our yard so much that our yard gets very little sunlight and the ground is always moist! Our house has a lot of moisture as a result too. My husband has a guy coming out this week to give an estimate of what it will cost to at least get them trimmed and out of our yard. He’ll ask the neighbor to help pay for it but if the neighbor refuses, we’ll have to pay for it ourselves and sue the neighbor I guess. The work has got to be done as it’s causing issues to our property. The city won’t help at all. They have their own tree crew employees but you can’t hire them yourself. The city won’t even remove their own trees! We’ve got a very large city tree in front of our house (over 50 years old) and the roots have broken the sidewalk 3 times in the 14 years we’ve been here and the city has fixed it twice. Large branches have fallen off, so far our house has been spared but my husbands car, had it been 2-3” closer to the tree, would have been hit by a large branch that fell off 3 weeks ago. The tree is starting to lean over our house and I put in a report twice asking for it to be removed before it falls on the house and they’ve ignore me! I am thinking we will likely to have to have that tree removed ourselves if it continues to lean. Doubt we could successfully sue the city since we aren’t legally allowed to do anything to the tree.
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Reply to worriedinCali
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Tree removal is not for amateurs. Power lines, etc are a danger. Plus expensive and unintentional damage to adjacent buildings and landscaping. Volunteers removing a tree on a neighbor’s house did $9000 of damage to a friend’s house, when they dropped the tree on the roof of friend’s front porch.
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Reply to UsedupDIL
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If they're close to power lines and pose a threat, sometimes the power company will remove them. I would call the local City Hall - they may be able to help or know someone who would do it for a minimal amount. My brother ended up getting a loan. By the way, pine trees are harder to remove and more expensive. Hope you find some helpful advice. 😊
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Reply to dlpandjep
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I hope someone answers this. I know a lot of people in this situation. I haven't been able to find anything though.
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