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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Trees and Neighbors

January 31, 2021

When talking about trees and neighbors, most diligent arborists are aware of what self-help means. Self-help is the only available option when managing an uncooperative neighbor whose tree is encroaching onto or into an adjoining property owner’s land. Of course, it is incumbent upon each of us to attempt a mutual agreement between two neighbors […]

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. Trees and Neighbor Disputes.

September 25, 2019

As the old saying goes, good fences make good neighbors. I’m not an attorney and certainly not qualified to give legal advice. However, after scores of litigated cases where I served as an expert witness, I can offer some significant take-home lessons for anyone involved with a neighbor who is a poor steward of their […]

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