Trees can be emotional subjects. Disputes are never about trees, disputes are about people and trees.
When divergent parties find themselves at an impasse the causation is likely their differences of perspective. Common ground must be found. There is room for compromise. Resolving tree disputes requires a depth of experience and exposure in mediation. It also requires a vast knowledge of trees and application of that knowledge in the urban forests.
Hearing what the other side has to say leads to a cure. The cure is teamwork in identifying solutions. It’s that simple, and it’s that complicated.