The Goose and The Gander, Revisited

January 19, 2024

The Goose and The Gander, Revisited The proverb “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” suggests that what benefits one should benefit another in similar circumstances. Ms. Barbara Balzer found that this time-honored phrase was a perfect fit for her neighbor, Ms. Cindy Ryan. A large pine tree stood on Ms. Balzer’s […]

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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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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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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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