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neil    Posted 07-23-2004 at 00:09:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi i live in the city and at back of my house i have a small garden 14 ft by 20ft there is a tree on council property a wooded area about 4 ft away from my back garden it over hangs half my garden 2 weeks ago a branch fell size 23ft did a lot of damage .
i asked then to remove the tree i got letter saying that thay will not remove it its a protected tree becouse thay have to have sertan amount of trees per area .
i cant risk putting my 3 year old son out to play there till i get it taken away is there any way i can kill it easy so i can get them to remove it any help will be good ps i cant cut it down becouse of the bizzy bodys around me


Joel    Posted 07-23-2004 at 13:12:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Country living and country skills? I thought one of the reasons we live in the country is because we like the trees? Now I am no tree hugger, I raise them and cut them for $$ and am proud of it. But one incident of a broken limb and now we are scared of a tree?

Unless the tree is dead of diseased, the owner is not going to be responsible of the tree falling on your property. Just last thursday, a tree fell from a neighbor's yard and went through the roof of a rental house I own. We cleaned it up and hauled it away....I would never even think to accuse him of any wrongdoing because a healthy tree fell. That is just an act of God and bad luck for me. Why would I want to sue or threaten him? That is not the way we do it out in the country where I am.


deadcarp    Posted 07-23-2004 at 09:43:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, the general rule is - you can plant a tree anywhere on your own property you like, BUT YOU are responsible for any damages resulting from branches or things that hang over the line. If they don't trim it, they'll have to pay for whoever does. Once the council's lawyer helps them understand that, they'll have it trimmed. :)


Les    Posted 07-23-2004 at 04:04:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Send them a bill for the damages and follow it up with a letter.


agree with Les    Posted 07-23-2004 at 07:47:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd send a bill for damage and a letter.

Make sure it is clear they'll be held liable for all future damage, including personal injury to family or friends who visit. Let 'em know you'll get a lawyer involved if they don't cooperate now and explain that even if it takes you years to win a case, it'll be years you'll be a pain in the side to them.

Then suggest an easy alternative: cut the tree down now and save everyone the years of trouble you'll otherwise be. Follow up with phone calls a week or two later so they know you're serious.

Bkeepr
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non tree hugger    Posted 07-23-2004 at 03:07:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
you want to kill it? and not be noticed doing it? drive brass nails in the base of the tree every 6-8 in around at 2-3 in off the ground. you can get brass nails at the hardware store. should die within 3-5 months. use 16 penny size (3 in or so) DONT put them any higher than 2-3 in off the ground because you will hurt whoever has to cut it down when there chainsaw hits the nails.
YOU DIDNT HERE THIS FROM ME!


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