Consulting Arborist for Tree-Related Personal Injury Cases

February 9, 2024

Why Hire a Consulting Arborist as an Expert Witness? In cases where tree-related personal injuries occur, determining liability is a complex process. Several parties may bear responsibility, and the specifics of each case play a crucial role. Property Owner’s Responsibility Property owners are generally responsible for the trees on their land.  If a tree falls […]

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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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A Misunderstood Common Law Privilege

March 5, 2020

There is a misunderstood common law privilege that permits a landowner to cut encroaching tree and plant parts extending onto and into his property from a neighbor’s property. However, that action does not extend to conduct causing damage to the neighboring property. There is a privilege, but it is not absolute. The privilege is not […]

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