Good Trees Make Bad Neighbors

January 5, 2024

Good Trees Make Bad Neighbors. The actual quote from Robert Frost was somewhat different, but the result was the same: neighbors like their privacy.   Neighbor disputes are ubiquitous.  When trees become the fence, the issue often becomes contentious and often litigious.  These disputes commonly include anger, resentment, threats, bad acting, trespass, physical violence, and […]

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How a Tree Expert Witness Can Help Determine Wrongful Death

October 16, 2023

Trees can cause wrongful death if not properly maintained.  Learn how a tree expert witness can help determine wrongful death. Did you know that depending on where you live, trees should be pruned at least once a year with regularity?  Unfortunately, trees that have been neglected can be a hazard for anyone in their vicinity. […]

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Who Is Responsible for Fallen Tree Removal?

March 13, 2023

Who Is Responsible for Fallen Tree Removal? Do you need clarification on the laws surrounding fallen tree removal? If so, here are some things you need to know.  First and foremost, it depends.  Is the subject tree on your neighbor’s property?  Did it fail in a significant storm?  Was it a dead tree?  Was the […]

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If a Tree Fell in the Woods …

April 12, 2022

If a tree fell in the woods, would an insurance agent hear it? It is an amazing phenomenon to observe from afar. Extremely intelligent and well-versed insurance professionals handling claims become immobile when a tree or landscape issue comes before them. Their eyes glaze over. Their right hand goes to their chin. Their eyebrows rise. […]

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Tree Codes: Death, Injuries and Unintended Consequences.

January 21, 2020

Tree codes: death, injuries, and unintended consequences are a fact of life for arborists! I can recall to this day precisely where I was and what I was doing when I first heard the news. Unbelievable as it was. Stunned. Intellectually frozen in my thinking. The government was going to require that a permit be […]

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